Laurence DaNova grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, and developed a passion for singing and the arts at a young age. Exposed to a wide variety of musical genres, he began performing at school and local events. He sang with a band throughout his teens, experimenting with songwriting and producing. In 2018 he released a self-produced 5-track EP, Nine Hundred, with his former band Vista Del Mar.
In 2019, he began working with producers to craft his unique sound—experimental pop, neo-soul and alternative rock— on top of his diverse influences, including Björk, D’Angelo, Nas, Sade, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, and Terrence Trent D’Arby.
It was travelling — especially living in Southeast Asia — that most inspired his music. Laurence’s goal is to make music with an international sound that captures the essence of people and places, through emotive vocals and lyrics that convey struggle and triumph.
He released his first two solo singles, “Burnout” and “Scapegoat” in late 2019. The music videos for “Burnout” and “Scapegoat” were shot in Vietnam and Costa Rica, and show the stories of his songs in natural settings.
With well-received singles and videos, Laurence has taken on more complex projects, with similar flavours. He is currently focused on recording and producing new material for an album release, and will be releasing several singles as well as two music videos shot in Romania’s Bucegi Mountains and Bucharest in early 2022.