Growing up in Venice Beach California listening to artists like Peggy Lee and Lana Del Rey (whose influence is felt throughout her songs and visuals), Lav found safety and comfort in poetry from an early age. She soon realised that through her writing and by opening up the darkest deepest parts of herself, she could and would be able to connect with people through social media. A place where she's not only managed to showcase that raw talent but also share the many different sides that make up her existence. From showing her funny side on TikTok to her sexier one on OnlyFans to the vulnerability on Twitter, it's this well-roundedness and complexity which has led her to amass an online following in the hundreds of thousands.
However, it wasn't till 2018 when she released From Me, The Moon; a poem turned song which she recorded entirely in the solitude of her bathroom with a ukulele, that Billie Eilish reposted on her Instagram story that her music career truly took off. Since then she's released a selection of stand-alone tracks like Wavy and her latest Reds, both songs which further explore the haunting intimate bedroom dream pop that she's getting known for. We spoke to her as she works on a new EP, one she hopes will be released sometime this year.