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Lancaster emo rapper Layul drops debut EP ‘Scene One’ with release shows and Emo Nights

Lancaster emo rapper Layul drops debut EP ‘Scene One’ with release shows and Emo Nights
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From a press release:

Hailing from Lancaster, Layul is an emo rap artist whose journey in music began during her teenage years, though she only fully embraced it later in life. In 2020, she made a life-changing decision to use music as her means of self-expression and as a catalyst for personal growth. Inspired by the introspective lyrics of artists like Cute Is What We Aim For and Juice WRLD, she found a powerful avenue to convey her inner fire.

Over the last few years, Layul released a series of singles, each contributing to her evolution as an up-and-coming artist. Her diverse influences of hip-hop, indie, emo, pop punk, alternative, and chill-hop have shaped a style that is uniquely her own. In April, the 26-year-old quit her job to focus exclusively on music, marking a significant milestone in her new career. Since then, she has consistently graced stages in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, captivating audiences with her talent while performing to sold-out audiences at festivals and opening for national touring artists.

She has appeared as a live guest performer in the ongoing Screaming Infidelities: Emo Night series and was subsequently featured at the Steamtown Music Awards and Electric City Music Conference in Scranton in September.

“I came across Layul at the Launch Music Conference and invited her to open Emo Night for us that night after hearing her songs. She rocked the crowd and blew us all away. I’m grateful to have been working with her since,” said Joe Caviston, co-founder of Emo Night, the SMAs, and ECMC.

“She even impressed [Emo Night co-founder] DJ Hersh, and I didn’t know that was possible!”

Through her music, this self-described “real-life sad boi” with “rock star vibes” aspires to ignite change in the lives of others, encouraging them to pursue their dreams, just as she has. She is now gearing up for the release of her first EP, “Scene One,” on Saturday, Nov. 25. Recorded at Wombat Studios in Lancaster, these five songs – “New Jersey,” “Bad Time,” “Off the Gas,” “Same Fit,” and “One Kiss” – promise to be a reflection of her rapid growth and a testament to the power of music in driving personal transformation and positive change.

A trio of EP release shows will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Phat Beatz at The Woodlands Inn (1073 Hwy. 315, Wilkes-Barre); Saturday, Nov. 25 at Emo Night at Tellus360 (24 E. King St., Lancaster); and Sunday, Nov. 26 at Fall of the House Fest at Debonair Music Hall (1409 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck, NJ). Soon after, Layul will return to Emo Nights on Friday, Dec. 1 at The V-Spot (906 Providence Rd., Scranton); Saturday, Dec. 2 at Stage West (420 E. College Ave., State College); and Sunday, Dec. 31 at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (1110 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg).

Ahead of these performances, Layul will be interviewed live on the NEPA Scene Podcast on Wednesday, Nov. 15 starting at 7 p.m.

“I’m stoked about the EP. I’ve put everything I am into each song, and I hope people connect to it,” she told NEPA Scene.

“The release, the shows – all a dream I’m excited to live out.”

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