South East London singer, songwriter and musician LAOLU returns in 2018 with her brand new single ‘All In Me’ taken from her forthcoming debut EP of the same name. The slow-tempo, moody track explores the highs and lows of battling depression and the frequent loss of love for herself and her music.
Speaking about ‘All In Me’, Laolu confirms that, “it is based on a conversation I would have with depression if it were a person. Realising that I cannot give power to it and expect myself to move forward, it’s a conversation I have with myself also to try and let go, and be free of all the darkness. Writing this song was one of the hardest things I have had to do, but it was also really cathartic for me.
My hardest years with depression were these last couple of years, and I stopped making music completely. I had days when you want to end your life but you’re not strong enough to do so, then you beat yourself up about not committing suicide – it’s very dark and can be the loneliest thing to go through. I lost friends and became distant with my family. I would often stay home, and just allow myself to let the darkness from depression engulf me”.