Catching up with Louise Carver
What has Louise Carver been up to lately? What are you currently working on?
I finished my sixth studio album entitled, ‘hanging in the void,’ at the end of last year and have released two singles off it so far. I also launched my first jewelry store, Louise Carver Collection in Parkhurst, Joburg in May this year. I have been working with jewelry for nine years so I thought it was about time I opened a shop. I am also finishing up my next American single, after my first one went to no. 1 on the dance Billboard charts in the US last year July.
Tell us about your jewellery range?
Jewelry was always important to me for many reasons. It started off being something I admired on my beautiful mother and then it became something I needed for big events and performances. I started designing nine years ago with a clear idea of my value system in business: to create beautiful, timeless, unique pieces at a price that people could afford. I am a feminine feminist and love to decorate other strong, woman who have a lot of other financial responsibilities and forget to spoil themselves. I have an online shop for Durban fans: www.louisecarver.com and The pieces are delivered the next day to your office or home.
Tell us about your latest single and what inspired the lyrics?
My latest single is called, ‘Keep your eyes on me,’ and is an uptempo acoustic guitar driven song. I wrote it about a relationship that was doomed to fail but I was still so desperate to make it work. The groove and lyrics create a tension and you can feel my urgency to keep the flame alive…like time is running out.
When was the last time you preformed in Ballito and what brought you back to the North Coast?
I performed at the Botanical gardens for Valentines day and then at Tasha’s restaurant for a more intimate show. That must have been four years ago…too long i know.
What can fans of Louise Carver expect from your show?
No matter what stage I play on, my shows are always deeply personal and intimate. I connect with the audience and make sure i sing all the hits. I offer my voice, songs, piano and heart for one and a half hours. It’s a very human experience.
Why the Litchi Orchard?
My very good friend got married last year in Salt Rock and the next morning we all went to The Litchi Orchard for breakfast. I knew then and there that this was a beautiful environment to perform my music in. I met the owners 6 months later and just loved what they were creating. Sometimes a place just speaks to you, and you should listen!
For more information on Louise Carver’s sunset concert at the Litchi Orchard on 25 June click here!
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Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) – November 2017