Louisa is ready to “fuck shit up”

George Griffiths /
Mar 22, 2018 / Music

One of the first lines in Louisa’s comeback single ‘Yes’ is “I ain’t playing ’round no more.”

And it’s true. She isn’t. The first time we heard ‘Yes,’ it felt like we’d been hit in the face by a gigantic gust of wind. It left us a bit breathless.

“When you hear it for the first time,” Louisa says of the new single. “You’re like, ‘what the fuck is that?!'”

We can’t help but agree.

‘YES’ feels like a modern day re-imagining on Christina’s ‘Dirrty’ and also what Britney would probably release as the first single off In The Zone if she was a 20-something pop star coming out of her shell today.

It sounds of the past, and yet also  looks to the future. It’s a breathtaking re-introduction for Louisa into the world of pop and also a much needed re-birth after a bit of a wobbly start.

“Confident. Sexy. Fun,” These are the three words Louisa (she’s dropped the Johnson, btw) uses the describe the song.

Louisa is ready to "fuck shit up"

The single has a restless energy, something we also noticed in Louisa as we jumped on the phone to speak with her about the release of her new single.

“I’m ready to fuck shit up this year,” Louisa tells us with a cackle. “I’m ready for it.”

Talking about the confidence that she exudes so easily on the new track, Louisa admitted that it’s taken her time to come out of her shell in the public eye, especially after launching her career on such a public platform like the X Factor.

“I thought, coming into this industry, that you had be this perfect thing,” Louisa says. “But you don’t. No-one is.”

‘YES’ is a good starting point, but it’s not all Louisa will be up to this year, and just maybe that mythical debut album of hers will find its way into the world sometime this year.

“I want to release a few singles first,” Louisa warns us. “Really go for it.”

That’s not all.

You’ll hear more from our chat with Louisa in the next print issue of tmrw, which will be available soon don’t worry.

We speak on the surprising legacy of underrated weird-banger ‘Best Behaviour’ (“It’s become a bit of a gay anthem”), what Louisa gets up to on a night out (“in a gay bar doing shots of tequila”) and what it took for her to gain confidence in herself and the trust of pesky record execs.

But for now, we’ll leave you with this. We asked Louisa if, given the choice of being any pop star in the history of time, who would she choose?

“A very hard question [long pause where we thought we’d annoyed her] Rihanna. Anti Rihanna. And Britney! Slave 4 U!!” 

Listen to the almighty ‘YES’ below and expect more from us and Louisa in tmrw volume #24.

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Words by George Griffiths

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