Lou Murphy - Bio

Lou Murphy is a twenty-something British and French singer-songwriter.
After studying law for many years, she is now performing around London and focusing solely on her music.

Lou Murphy

"Exposing and chasing feelings through music"


Lou Murphy - Interview

When did you start to get interested in music?

I’ve loved music as long as I can remember, my dad was a drummer in a funk and soul band, and music was always playing around the house. I remember being a little obsessed with the Black Eyed Peas’ Elephunk and Busted as a kid. I started writing songs at the age of 12 and singing in school from then on.

If you were an advertisement, which would your slogan be?

Exposing and chasing feelings through music

Which is the part you enjoy the most about music?

The process of seeing something I wrote on the piano become a song, and performing!

Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… In which aspects has music helped you?

Music has really helped me lay down my thoughts and gain perspective on things. Then singing in general is extremely cathartic and just puts me in a good mood.
Performing has helped so much with my confidence, I’m naturally shy and reserved – hate public speaking – but can now ‘be myself’ on stage.

What does music mean to you?

I think music is all about emotions – sharing your emotions, connecting with people… It’s so insane to hear someone tell you they relate to your music.
I’d say music is a part of my personality, I’m always – some may say annoyingly – singing.

Who are your idols?

Maggie Rogers, Lawrence, Carole King, Aretha Franklin.

If you didn’t like music, what would you like to do?

Something in the entertainment industry.

Do you consider that nowadays there are more or less opportunities for new artists? Why?

Yes and no. Social media has given such great opportunities to artists, and has helped discover artists who went viral. However, that also means so much relies on someone’s image, and there are ‘fake’ ways to create engagement. Also, though it’s easier for people to make and release music, it’s definitely more difficult with streaming and whatnot to make a living out of music.

What would your idyllic life as an artist be like?

To make a living out of performing, songwriting, collaborating with artists.


Lou Murphy - Projects

Do you want to know more about Lou Murphy You can find some projects below.