Alice Phoebe Lou first traversed Europe in 2010, at the age of 16. Inspired by street artists, she began performing as a fire dancer before eventually turning to music. She relocated to Berlin in 2013 and began to develop a devoted following of fans, supporters, and collaborators. She soon self-released her first EP, Momentum. By 2014, she was garnering international attention, and both that year and the following, she performed at TED events in Berlin and London, respectively, as well as Exponential Medicine.
2016 brought about the release of Lou’s first full length studio album, Orbit. The album was comprised of nine jazz-influenced, eclectic tracks recorded between Cape Town and Berlin that encapsulate the freshness of her live style, vagabond spirit, and distinctive soprano voice. She was then nominated for Best Female Artist at the 2016 German Critics Choice Awards and performed at the 27th Annual Conference for the Professional Businesswomen of California, sharing the stage with keynote speakers Venus Williams, Judy Smith, and Memory Banda. She spent much of that year on the road, touring with artists such as Sixto Rodriguez, Boy & Bear, Allen Stone, and Crystal Fighters. She also put on several multimedia events at the Berlin Planetarium, the biggest in Europe. The shows were a spectacular symbiosis of live sound and amazing visuals which Lou worked on hand in hand with the director of the planetarium, Tim Florian Horn. Between 2016 and 2017, she put on a total of eight sold out shows at the planetarium.
In December of 2017, Lou independently released an EP titled Sola. That same year, a live version of the song “She” was released and racked up over two million plays on YouTube. In addition, it was selected to be featured in the film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, which was executive produced by Susan Sarandon. The studio version of “She” was released in February of 2018, premiering on NPR’s All Songs Considered. After several performances at SXSW, Lou headed west to California to record her forthcoming album, Paper Castles, to be released on March 8th, 2019. In support of the album, she will embark on a world tour, including her first headlining run in North America.