12/01/2015 to 12/29/2015

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Lola Blanc

WE LOVE GALS WITH SKILLS, TELL US MORE ABOUT YOURS?

I’m a pop singer and songwriter! I’m working on my EP and I also occasionally write for other artists. Plus I can do ventriloquism, but that’s more of just a weird leftover skill from my childhood.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU MUSICALLY?

I’m really inspired by rappers at the moment. It’s random - Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Childish Gambino (how is Donald Glover good at everything?). I admittedly don’t know anything about hip hop but when it’s good it can be so exciting, my goal right now is to be able to incorporate that kind of lyrical freedom into the pop melodies that I do.

FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR VIBE?

Quirky pop with a cherry on top. Five words, according to math.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

Right now it's London. I’m a fan of so much of the fashion and music, and the old architecture and gloomy weather make everything feel a little bit magical and mysterious. Plus Indian food.

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH MUSIC AND ACTING?

I've been in love with singing and songwriting since I was a kid, so that's just what I’ve always been working on, and slowly I started working with better and better people. Acting and fashion kind of came with the territory a little bit - like oh, this is fun, and maybe if I get my face out there it will help my music!

WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST THING YOU’VE DONE SO FAR?

Making s*it I’m actually proud of and putting it out on my own, without a record label.

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO WORK WITH OR MEET?

Lil Kim circa 2000!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OWN STYLE?

Dramatic and colorful with a sense of humor, and retro kitsch undertones.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT MOTEL?

Motel's got just the right mix of basics and statement pieces! I can always find amazing on-trend pieces that go with everything, but I can also find something fun to wear on stage.

WHO’S CURRENTLY GETTING THE MOST LOVE ON YOUR STEREO?

Lots of the National, Lykke Li, early Madonna, and Joni Mitchell.

ANY EXCITING PROJECTS IN THE WORKS, WHAT CAN WE LOOK FORWARD TO FROM LOLA BLANC IN 2014 (AND BEYOND)?

I'm working on my EP currently, which will be out this year, along with more music videos! Rapper collaborations coming soon!

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ANYONE WANTING TO GET INVOLVED WITH SINGING/ACTING/BLOGGING?

Learn to love rejection and use it as fuel to work harder and get better. It's a normal part of the process, and it's not an actual reflection of your value. Nearly every major icon faced insane amounts of rejection in the beginning - persistence wins!


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