An interview with emo-rooted Alaskan music artist Laskii

by | Jun 22, 2022

Laskii is an artist from Alaska with emo roots. They offer storytelling and relatable lyrics that drips with emotion. The sound is a mix of emo pop, indie, alternative rock, and hyperpop, a really unique sound for a new era. Every song they create comes from raw emotion, what they’re thinking and feeling in that moment. They turn to nature to refresh their mind. You’ll notice how they mention nature a bit in their songs, especially water.

Laskii are always tinkering around the edges of their sonic universe, getting darker, subtler, and more expansive. They do that throughout their steadily growing catalog, and the payoff is enormously gratifying. The Alaskan act blends bedroom pop, emo rap and indie styles to bring a fresh vibe to the emo culture. Laskii is comfortable creating something new and fusing their preferred genres together.

1 In Music: What or who shaped your music and who supports you?

Laskii: Oh gosh, there are so many! NeverShoutNever (Christofer Drew), SayWeCanFly, Pierce the Veil, Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack!, D at Sea, etc. The late 2000’s, early 2010s era of scene kids was my upbringing with warped tour, hot topic, etc. A variety of different genres is what kinda built me up to be like emo pop, or emo hiphop, emo indie.

1 In Music: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?

[L]: The most difficult thing was really putting myself out there and believing “Man, I can do this.” I’m my own worst enemy and I held myself back for a few years. When I was 21, I was like “Alright, lets do this”.

Live everyday like it’s your last and don’t hold back.

1 In Music: You like emo of course but what other types of music do you listen to?

[L]: I listen to a lot of different bands and artists. Midwxst, convolk, guardin, supachefm, billie eilish, a day to remember, dance gavin dance, the seafloor cinema, tame impala, goth babe, lil bo weep, cigarettes after sex, coyote theory, altj, etc. I could go on forever.

1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?

[L]:

I think everyone is a bit undervalued because we all got emotions and a story to share with the world. We all are equal.

1 In Music: How do you prepare for your performances?

[L]: Splash water on my face and tell myself I got this! Haha I get nervous then once I’m on stage, everything becomes natural and I have a lot of fun.

1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

[L]: In my spare time, I play video games, hike in nature, and train my dogs. Take the dogs on walks and spoil them. I have 3 cats and 2 dogs.

1 In Music: Success to you is…?

[L]: Success is being happy with what I release and do it for self-expression and creativity.

1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?

[L]:

Stop trying to be like everyone else and become your own favorite artist. Love yourself.

1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?

[L]: Coming out with a new album! Go follow me on soundcloud and Facebook

soundcloud.com/unknownlofi