Maxim Meyer-Horn

16 Oct

Lous and The Yakuza Is Immortal On Her Debut ‘Gore’

It’s been in the air for a long time, but Lous and The Yakuza finally released her highly-anticipated debut album ‘Gore‘. The Belgian singer has made a great impression since the lead single of the album “Dilemme” became a giant hit and put her talent in the spotlight. Let’s dive a bit deeper into this musical wonder world she created over the past years.

In our exclusive interview earlier this year, Lous opened up about her album and already stated: “The whole album is autobiographic and is a reflection of my life”. In her ten songs, the 24-years young singer bares her soul and gives a rather rare introspection on how she experienced life from her earlier years until now.


You don’t need to know Lous and the Yakuza’s whole live story to understand and hear the emotive stories she’s telling on her first album, which also showcases her growth as a person and as an artist. Don’t let the upbeat productions of super producer El Guincho fool you, because this debut album is a powerful statement where the artist aims for equality, self-acceptance and self-confidence.

The road to the album started a couple of years ago with big dreams and a great admiration for music. Together with her producer El Guincho, the singer and activist unites Congolese rumbo rythms with smooth trap sounds and pop elements. Which underlines the evolution she has gone through, musically and personally.


Gore is an exquisite album that explores so many interesting sound textures and life topics. In February, she told us: “In terms of music, I have a crazy work ethic, because I work every fucking day on my craft. I’m always thinking about how I can make it better. I want my work and words to be out-there”, and you feel the passion and hard work in every single song of the record.

Apart from the outrageously strong singles she already released, such as “Solo” or “Amigo”, the album has some other powerhouses like “Téléphone sonne”, which is about the pressure she sometimes puts on herself to chase her dreams, or the intriguing song “Quatre heures du matin”. Lous and the Yakuza is bringing something new and her music will hopefully reach even more people in the near future.

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