North London singer, songwriter and storyteller Louis Dunford has shared his debut single and video London’s Requiem, which is available now.
With a notebook never too far away, Louis nostalgically writes about his own observations of friends, family and life, always telling stories that need to be told. Using his songs like a journal, his lyrics are often a cathartic release and a way to honestly approach tragedy or share everyday humour through frank storytelling and raw and gritty delivery.
Produced by Jakwob, London’s Requiem is a story about being brought up in North London with tales of friendship, discovery, loss and survival, written when Louis was growing up himself. The cinematic video visually showcases the poignancy of the song told in detail through a group of young friends. Louis says;
“This was actually the first song I ever wrote. It strangely feels more relevant to me now than it did when I wrote it. I wrote it when I was around sixteen or seventeen about the people I encountered and the things I saw growing up in London.”
This might be the first real introduction to Louis Dunford, but his growing fanbase have been supportively following him since being drawn to the emotional depth of his songs when he first shared his music as a way of contemplating life a few years ago. Performing live at the end of last year, Louis sold out his first shows straight away and he recently had to postpone upcoming shows at London’s The Slaughtered Lamb due to current events, after selling out all three nights in minutes.
Keep an eye on the name Louis Dunford – just as he himself reflects and gets lost in his lyrics, his refreshing and relatable songs are music for us to lose ourselves in.