‘Melancholic, sexy & raw’ | Interview with LITO

A simple message. Stick to whatever you love. With an uplifting, piano driven groove and some deliciously catchy melodies, LITO reminds us with Sooner or Later that optimism is contagious.

Describe your sound in 3 words

Melancholic, sexy & raw

What is your most vivid memory from growing up on a farm? And when did you decide to become a musician yourself?

The most vivid memory is waking up with my dad at 5 to go and milk the cows. Back then we had to milk them by hand not with machines. And I dreamed about being a musician since I’m probably 4-5 years old. And I don’t think I ever really decided. It was always just more of the right feeling to make music and till today it did not change.

Tell us a few things about Sooner or Later. What is the story behind it?

Sooner or later‘ is just a little reminder to myself that I already know what I love. My brain can easily fall into the trap of negative thinking wich I don’t enjoy. And sticking to the positive thoughts needs more effort. But it is so worth it! Life is fun and if you find things you enjoy doing it’s easy to fall in love with life too.

You have played countless small and large concerts. Can you share something funny that happened during one of these gigs?

A few years ago I played a lot of concerts in the living rooms of people. They could book me online and I would show up at their house to play in front of their friends and family. One day I got a message and person who booked me asked if it’s fine that she’d be the only guest coming. After some time of thinking about it I accepted to go for this experience and played the concert. It was a very interesting but weird experience. I don’t know if I’d ever do it again.

You sing in English. Is language a barrier in music?

This is a tough question. The more I think of it the more I tend to believe that language is a barrier in music. Because even if you understand the language of the music you hear in that moment, it doesn’t mean that you can relate to what is being said. And to me that is a barrier. One of many.

Which is your favourite, catchy pop melody, you wish you had composed yourself?

Probably ‚watermelon sugar‘ by Harry Styles. Simple but so good.

What does success mean for you going forward?

First to be in a position of knowing what you want to do. Then being able to focus and work on whatever that is and getting better at it. In the best case you then find people who can relate to what you’re doing and support you on your journey.

You suggest the listener to stick to whatever they love. But what makes you happy?

There are a lot of things that make me happy. Being surrounded by the people I trust and love. Being able to make music. Exploring and learning new things about my voice. Challenging the limits of both body and mind. But also things like good food and sleep.

Thank you!

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