Vocalist, Lou Writer recently released his new single, “Indecisive,” produced by Grammy nominated producer – CedSolo. The song tells the classic tale of a man torn between two lovers. The song is an independent release and is presently available for free download here.
Lou Writer is a singer songwriter, poet and dancer, and presently based in Los Angeles. Early in his rising career he sang back-up for R&B artist – Lyfe Jennings and later on Lou opened for the likes of Trey Songz, Drake, Robin Thicke and Musiq SoulChild just to mention a few.
Examiner’s Samuel Archer had a moment to talk with Lou about his new single and more. Transcription by Nadira Norjahan.
Sam: Greetings, Lou!
Lou: Hello, Sam.
Sam: Tell me about your name, Lou Writer. Is this your birth name or is this a pseudonym?
Lou: No. My name is actually Louis Wright. Lou Writer is my stage name.
Sam: Ok. So, I checked out your bio. You seem to be what they call a triple threat. You sing, dance and you are a songwriter. At what age did you realize that you had these three talents?
Lou: Slowly over time as I was growing up. I had always taken a liking to dance so I got into dance really early. I got into poetry early as well. Then I began to put melody to the poetry I wrote and it became my music.
Sam: Who were your influences in dance?
Lou: They weren’t the modern day choreographers. My influences were people like James Brown, Jackie Wilson and Michael Jackson. Jackie Wilson was Mr. Excitement! I loved that! I just tried to emulate those guys and develop my own style from it.
Sam: What got you into poetry?
Lou: You know, I have always been a sappy guy. (Laughs) I’m one of those guys who love romance as well as acting, theatre and dance; basically all forms of art. So poetry sort of just came to me in elementary school. I used to write poetry for girls, you know. I have always been a hopeless romantic.
Sam: That’s nice. In reference to your singing, I suspect that Jackie Wilson was an influence as well?
Sam: Are there any more recent influences you have in music?
Lou: I am honestly influenced by so many people. I like anyone from Blackstreet, Charlie Wilson, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Earth Wind and Fire, Usher. I even like a new artist out now named Tori Kelly. I like the writing styles of The Dream and Neo. So many different people that I look at and I am seeing their art. Kerri Hilson is a dynamic writer in her own right. She is a wonderful writer. There is also a newer songwriter named Sevyn Streeter. She is very awesome. So, I am influenced by music all around me. I listen to all genres of music.
Sam: Cool. Do you play an instrument?
Lou: Actually I play a little bit of drums and piano. I’m learning how to play the acoustic guitar now.
Sam: Did you start playing instruments in High School or church?
Lou: I played drums in a band in High School and I played some in the church. That kind of started me playing the piano. I remember the first song I sang in church while playing piano was “Now Behold the Lamb,” by Kirk Franklin & The Family.
Sam: So you do have a church background.
Lou: Yes. That is the majority of my musical background.
Sam: I read somewhere that you are being called The R&B Prince of the South. Do you have a back-story on that?
Lou: Yeah. As a matter of fact I went to 106 & Park and I was really nervous but I went in with the mentality that I don’t want to take over the world, just a piece of it. I’m from the Deep South and I started to win the competitions and people started calling me the R&B Prince. I had interviews and meetings and the name caught on. So I figured that there was a whole world out there and I could be the R&B Prince of the south. That’s where I’m from.
Sam: Nice! So let’s talk about your single that’s out now called “Indecisive.” You worked with Producer, CedSolo. How did that connection come about?
Lou: Well, it is so important to remain humble because it’s all about relationships. I met up with my managers, Greg Lattimore and Mike Dees. You get with these guys and they know people, who know people, who know people. Before long, they hear a snippet of your music and they like it and take an interest. So that’s how we met. I just went to the studio and the vibe was good and we did three songs in like a day and a half.
Sam: Are you working on a full album right now? What’s the plan?
Lou: Well, the plan is to push “Indecisive,” as a single. As the Pop genre is really hard to get into and become a top 40 Billboard artist, so we are putting our efforts into pushing the single as well as offering free music downloads to earn a fan base. We are pushing the brand forward to take the world by storm.
Sam: So you are pretty much in the development stage by building your audience and promoting your brand.
Lou: Absolutely. I have quite a few fans from Georgia, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, and North Carolina. Now we want to move up the East Coast to earn a wider fan base.
Sam: Is this an Independent effort that your team is working with? Do you have a label backing you at this time?
Lou: Honestly, it is an independent effort on Infinite Music Group’s behalf. We know a lot of people who are on board in terms of the Lou Writer movement. So if a situation comes and financially supports what we are trying to do and will aid us in moving the brand, we will definitely consider that. However, right now things are going great. We do love not being micromanaged and freely make music the way we want to. I am headed to South Carolina to visit the colleges along the eastern seaboard. We are able to freely do things like this being independent. This is a really exciting time right now.
Sam: Do you perform with tracks or with a band?
Lou: I actually do both depending upon the type of venue.
Sam: Is there a music video available for the new single?
Lou: We actually have a video in the making for “Indecisive.” We are going over the treatment for it right now. We have actually narrowed it down to about two directors. The storyline is simply awesome so it is just a labor of love for the team and me and we are looking forward to the world seeing it.
Sam: You mentioned the college circuit. Do you have a specific plan in mind for it like a tour?
Lou: We decided to try and target the demographic for the type of music that I am performing. We know that a great deal of our demographic is high school through college-aged students. I actually earned my Bachelors at Jackson State University which is a Historically Black College, I want to be able to visit there and other HBCUs. We plan to visit BWI and private institutions as well because we all love music. Music is universal and brings us all together no matter what color we are.
Sam: If you were to complete a record now, would you be working exclusively with CedSolo or do you have other producers in mind to work with?
Lou: Man. I haven’t really thought about it. CedSolo and I work really well together. We are on point with the vision of production for a project. We don’t work with the mind of simply completing one track here and there. If I had the chance though, I would love to work with Timbaland, Kanye West, and Dark Child. Oh, man! Mac Lemour and Ryan Lewis. Those guys are bad!
Sam: So how do people find out more about you?
Lou: They can find me at @louwriter on Twitter, @LouWriter on Instagram, InfiniteMusicGroup.net to download free music and snippets and keep up on all the new stuff.
Sam: Cool. Thank you for taking the time to talk with me. I look forward to hearing more and wish you the best.
Lou: Thank you for having me. I appreciate it.
Follow Lou Writer on Facebook and visit Infinite Music Group for more information and updates.