Swedish Singer Laleh Is Making Life More Colorful With Her Music & Style
Bow down to the new Swedish queen of pop, Laleh. While her backstory, fleeing from Iran and eventually finding home in Sweden, is as interesting as her intricate pop songs – it’s not her past that dictates her songs. It’s her talent. Laleh told us all about her new record, Boom, and her eye for stunning fashion. See what she had to say, below.
Laleh, what are four words that describe ‘who you are’?
Strong, weak, ambitious and fair.
We are in awe of your video for “Colors” – tell us more about the collaboration.
I really enjoyed shooting this video and also getting to know Bea a bit more, she is really funny and crazy in a really good way. It felt like we were kids again playing around with the world underneath our feet.
Who are some of your fashion queens and what are some unexpected places you draw inspiration for your style?
I have done a lot of collaborating with the wonderful artist and designer Bea Szenfeld, the other Bea in my life that I also love. I also have a crush on Mary Katrantzou and hope to work with her someday, it’s like she takes my heart and makes clothes out of it, genius.
Sources have called you “Scandinavia’s best kept secret”. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, what do you think Scandinavia’s best kept secret is now?
Scandinavia is full of secrets, specially in the field of design, we have a girl that is going places her name is Isabell Yalda Hellysaz, I have worked with her a lot when I had my white clothes period, love her!
Following your gorgeous EP Boom; can we expect a new album or EP soon?
Yes, we are releasing a couple of singles before the album, next up will be a song called “Speaking of Truth”. It debuted on the t.v. show “The Royals” on March 29th.
What are some things currently on your bucket list?
So much! I would actually hope to do my own clothing line in the future when I’m older and wiser.