Latir is a London based alt indie-RnB artist with an avant garde style, fusing together his love for hip hop, old school jazz, indie and electronic music. He’s an old soul with a young spirit, as heard through his timeless yet uplifting melodies, and through his generously thought out story telling. Generally inspired by youth culture, trends in fashion, all things outdoors, a heavy amount of travelling, live performances and all things love… his own art carries a soulful, mature yet young and energetic charisma that effortlessly transcends.
Latir grew up on the fringe of North West London, surrounded by noughties RnB, a rise in grime and the latter end of garage and jungle… He and his siblings were raised around music, pushed into church and school choirs by his music loving parents whilst also playing his clarinet in both school and local bands and orchestras, leading him to travel with his local band all around Europe, all before the age of 18.
Whilst finding his own sound, he wrote and recorded tracks with the likes of Tokio Myers, Krept and Konan, etc… slowly cementing his position as one of the go to writers and vocalists in London. He has independently had his first few singles played on BBC 1 Radio, premiered by the likes of COMPLEX, CLASH, SBTV, and lyrical lemonade.
His influences growing up, include Chet Baker, Nick Hakim, Nat King Cole, Frank Ocean, Puma Blue, King Krule, Miguel, and the list continues!
In his own words;
“I really want to make music that affects people, inspired by their moments... whether it’s love or other stuff... my aim is to transcend people now and forever, to make them really relate, and feel. In the most nostalgic, melancholic, chill way ever.”
This will be Latir's first headline show, along side his long term band mates Ginger Drage, Edoardo Wolf Allertsen and Giulio Granchelli (with some additional pieces on the night)... Whilst also welcoming to the stage some very special guests as opening acts on the night, including rising spoken word star Sophia Thakur and more.
His next big release will be May 1st, being his EP “Until Forever”, follow him at @princelatir for more info!