23 Sep 2020

VIDEO PREMIERE: Lou'ana 'Summer in May'

From RNZ Music, 9:59 am on 23 September 2020

RNZ Music is excited to present the new lyric video for ‘Summer in May’ from Pacific Music Award-nominated soul singer Lou’ana. The video includes nostalgic scenes shot on Super-8 at Auckland's Splore Festival 2019.

Freespritied songstress Lou’ana has been carving her place in the Auckland music scene for the last six years. She’s performed with a number of different acts including funk/soul band Hipstamatics and Kiwi electronic outfit Sola Rosa.

A second-generation Samoan New Zealander, Lou’ana was raised in a family of music. The radio would always be on, blasting tunes from artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix.

Lou’ana’s voice is sweet and soulful, but with a gritty, blues edge that sounds a bit like Etta James, Stevie Nicks, or Amy Winehouse.

‘Summer in May’ is the fourth release from Lou’ana’s upcoming debut album Moonlight Madness which is due out later this year. The lyric video is a sun-drenched snapshot of Splore 2019. Capturing the sights and sounds of the festival with a pinch of added nostalgia courtesy of Super-8film footage, shot by Leisha Ward-Knox.



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