Mississippi Lyrical Lofi Artist Laeland Shares “Love Is Killing U, Vol. 1” EP
March 3, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Today. rapper/singer/producer Laeland shares his next EP Love Is Killing U, Vol. 1. The project is the third from the Mississippi-based artist and his first with Nettwerk, following 2018’s Heavily Edited Heart, Vol. 1 and 2021’s Traveling Alone.
Love Is Killing U – Volume 1 is a collection of sad-rap melancholy love songs following the events leading up to the ending of a relationship. In this project, Laeland musically ties together each of the tracks using various harmonic vocalization and cinematic instrumentation. He’s joined in this project by two longtime friends, Skinny Atlas and Snøw.
The project follows the release of “Dumb Luck,” “Now And Then,” “i wish u cheated sooner” and “Just Give Me Something” ft. Snøw. Spotify has been a strong supporter of the singles, with “i wish u cheated sooner” landing on New Music Friday (4M likes) and “Just Give Me Something” landing on “sadboi hours” (95.1K likes).
Love Is Killing U, Vol. 1 is available at digital retailers here: https://laeland.ffm.to/loveiskillingu
Love Is Killing U, Vol. 1 Tracklist
01. Just Give Me Something
02. Dumb Luck
03. Now And Then
04. u never call.
05. i wish u cheated sooner.
Laeland (Let’s All Embrace Life And Never Die) is a Lofi musician and songwriter from Mississippi. The acronym not only serves as the combination of letters that make up the name Laeland but also as a lifestyle.
Born Bradley Davis, Laeland first got into music in 2015 as a performer in his high school show choir. Laeland began making his own music in his bedroom during his junior year of high school, where he found solace in the world of lo-fi. He would go on to form the Stay Inside Collective with fellow Nettwerk signees Snøw and Skinny Atlas. Years of friendship and music-making ushered them to create emotionally driven songs such as “I’m inlove but…” and “Summer Nights.”
Laeland’s catalog has accumulated over 50 million streams across platforms—and 2021 was his most successful year as an artist yet. He picked up 15.2 million streams, landed on Spotify editorial playlists such as tear drop and Alternative R&B and secured a sync placement on an episode of “Teen Mom 2” for single “Traveling Alone.”
Laeland wants his music to empower those who hold themselves back from pursuing their dreams and aspirations. Listeners all across the world have used Laeland’s music as a catalyst for self-help, and have felt emboldened to share their personal stories of heartbreak in the comments section of his videos.