Lafawndah's journey to her current incarnation as a devotional pop polymath has wound as unpredictably as her compositional style.
Her traversing of musical and artistic milieus has been defined by a freedom of tone, surrealist sense of space, and assured manipulation of formal and psychological tension.
After two acclaimed EPs (2014's self-titled and self-released 'Lafawndah' and 2016 Warp release 'TAN'), Lafawndah has continued to tour internationally, where her live shows have become an ever- evolving testing ground for ruptures in the seamless concert experience, pitting committed humour against relentless physicality.
Her ongoing relationship with filmmakers Partel Oliva has generated a cinematic body of work from a shared fascination with the counterpoints between music, body, space. Most recently, this collaboration has resulted in Le Renard Bleu, an album and and companion film made with legendary composed Midori Takada.
Further, Lafawndah’s HONEY COLONY mixtape series has put the full extent of her dense, baroque, maximalist production and arrangement style on display, drawing thrilling new potentials from fellow travellers Klein, Bonnie Banane, Kelsey Lu, and Kelela.
In these inversions and re-imaginings (alongside recent new live material), one can trace the influence of artists such as Meredith Monk, Carlos Sara, and Andy Kaufman as much as musical antecedents AR Rahmann, Missy Elliott, or Geinoh Yamashirogumi, all while feeling and sounding only like herself.