Laufey has shared an exclusive playlist to accompany this week’s NME cover issue.
The Icelandic-Chinese musician is currently on this week’s cover (August 28), as we renew our commitment to supporting emerging talent from around the world on a weekly basis. Each week, an emerging artist will star in La Portada, and the full interview with Laufey can be read here.
To celebrate, modern jazz artist Laufey (lāy-vāy) Lín Jónsdóttir has put together a playlist featuring some of her biggest inspirations, including Chet Baker, Bill Evans Trio and Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to the full playlist below on Spotify, and here on Apple Music.
On September 8, Laufey will release his second album, “Bewitched”, the follow-up to his 2022 debut, “Everything I Know About Love”: “Her voice is deep and full-bodied, a perfect vehicle for people’s devotion that. She sings with the warm tones of the jazz greats,” wrote NME in a four-star review of the latter.
In this week’s The Cover interview, Laufey talks about how she believes “Charmed” is a step towards her goal of “bringing jazz back to my generation”, as she explains: “You have to learn how to unlearn, my life is real. I believe in it. I break a lot of rules every day, and I think great music is made.”
Read the full report from The Cover with Laufey here.