Sydney based multi-instrumentalist LLC recently released his new EP ‘View From Solitude’.
We recently caught up with LLC to discuss his latest release and much more!
1. Who are you and what brings you here?
Why hello there! My name’s Lorenzo La Cava (aptly named “LLC). I’m an artist / producer / songwriter from Sydney, Australia. And what brings me HERE is the passionately powerful pursuit of creating a career in musical compositions that make a difference to the listener. Either alleviating one’s mood or elevating one’s motivation to do / be who they ARE meant to be.
2. What is your favourite part about writing and performing music?
My favourite part of writing & performing music is the self expression of your thoughts & feelings. Through the unique transforming tool that is musique. Sharing experiences with special friends & family in a room is also the reason why I continue to wanna perform on stage. Immediate feedback of feelings.But I also VERY much enjoy recording & composing a song from scratch in my home studio / scientific lab of ideas!
3. How did you get into musical production?
I got into music production through my brother (as he initially taught me how to play guitar in 1999!) & his best friend lent us a 8 track cassette player to hone my craft. And I did going from next DAW Protools to lay down my ideas (in 2019).
4. Who is your most inspirational musician or band?
Recently I’d have to say Joshua Ramsay of Mariana’s Trench. As he’s always been hands on with his sound & band and his voice + production skills is unlike any other I’ve heard / enjoyed. For all time sake, I’d say Butch Walker. A similar reason in that he / they are hands on with their art & don’t let NO ONE mess with their identity & all round persona.
5. Do you make any other types of art?
I used to do drawing & painting (does crayons count?!) but not so much these days. I self edit my own videos & projects. I record & mix my own recordings too. DIY one might say 🙂
6. How has your new EP been received by friends and fans?
Nicely & kindly. Friends are always there to boost you up if all else fails but fans will tell it to you straight. Especially if a song gels or doesn’t. Just need to keep putting out MORE content & material for friends to become BIGGER fans! So I’m working on that ATM haha.
7. If you could recommend a new listener one song of yours, what would it be?
I’d say either of the singles off my recent “View From Solitude” EP. eg. In Time or Just Let It Go. But ‘Up High / Down Low’ has a sweet spot for me as that sums up my feelings & experiences with music. In not giving up when the going gets tough. Picking yourself back up on that horse when you fall off (& you gotta do that over & OVER again!)!
8. What is next for LLC in 2019?
Well, I’ m currently touring round the United States (then Canada) for my 4th time in 5 years. On my own making the most of every opportunities. Playing shows, busking in major cities, wrapping up a FULL BAND album w/ my idol, Will Pugh (Cartel) in Nashville, during the summer. Then head back to Sydney to prep my next single(s) under the LLC moniker (& possible other ventures), in August. Pretty much MORE of keepin’ on!