Review Fix chats with singer/songwriter LA Foster, who discusses her inspirations and goals for 2019, as well as her new single, “Honestly.”
Review Fix: How did you get involved in music?
LA Foster: I started off as a DJ and a radio host – I was a real archivist when it came to music. I was obsessed with the library and finding the roots and the cultural and social context of where the music came from.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Foster: My creative process changes all the time but most recently I am working with musician and producer Stephen Ramsay (Young Galaxy) which helps focus my process. I travel a lot so when I am on my own a lot of my creative process comes from my head and me sketching ideas on my audio notes and then creating from those seeds.
Review Fix: What inspires you?
Foster: Difference. Understanding. Art. Nature. Love.
Review Fix: What makes “Honestly” a special track?
Foster: It was written as a poem on my first trip to Chile after falling in love with the wrong guy in Argentina. The first lines “I travel to the ocean to cry, climb a mountain just to know that I was alive”…speaks to the healing nature of the environment of Chile and me trying to heal myself with that powerful environment.
Review Fix: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you?
Foster: Electronic RnB with pop tinged hues.
Review Fix: How are your live shows different from your studio work?
Foster: I usually experiment with new tracks on stage so you can always expect to hear something you have never heard recorded. I also really believe in that exchange in energy with a live show…that is what drives me as a musician and a singer – to have that moment together.
Review Fix: What are your goals for 2019?
Foster: To keep releasing new music with Stephen Ramsay and some tracks I have waiting with musician and producer Roman (Persona, Roman & Castro) from Santiago, Chile.
Review Fix: What’s next?
Foster: Playing a show put on by the Pop Montreal festival in Montreal on March 30t with Cyber and Janetter King at La Vitrola.