With 2014 in the books, it’s time to look towards the new year, and the many artists who will define the culture of 2015. One such artist is Toronto’s Lais. The Canadian crooner is a breath of fresh air, and seems refine his sound and aesthetic with each successive release.
Cloud 9 is the latest offering from the young creative, and arguably his most compelling yet. Partnering with one of Soulection’s many luminaries, ESTA, Lais is gifted a soundscape as distinctly breathtaking as his own vocal work. Layered with a series of gorgeous keys, woozy synths, and plucky strings, the instrumental is at times smooth and shimmering, and at others bouncy and uptempo, before ending with a soulful flourish.
On top of this Lais deftly weaves a variety of vocal textures, emphasizing the hazy melodies of the record with his emotive singing. In Lais’ own words, Cloud 9 is “about being addicted to love; always wanting that high, no matter how much it hurts you.” Really essential vibes from the 6. Stay tuned for more from Lais, and Penthouse Music very soon.