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Lolo Zouaï

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Brooklyn-based singer Lolo Zouaï describes her songs as “bittersweet bangers,” a blend of wistful emotions and hard-hitting beats. Her sound is shaped by her French-Algerian background and her Bay Area upbringing – immigrating to San Francisco from Paris after her parents won the Visa lottery. You can hear the range of these cultural influences in her music: Arabic runs from Algerian rai music, lyrics that seamlessly switch between French and English, and genre-spanning production. Consider her earliest influences (which range from E-40 to Edith Piaf) and fans get a sense of Lolo’s artistic ethos: multi-dimensional, multi-lingual, autobiographical, and instinctively experimental. She’s sweetly sensual yet dark and moody – the turn-up Francoise Hardy.