Peace of Mind
Released: 13 September 2022
L.A. Salami returns with new single‘Peace Of Mind’ out today ahead his forthcoming fourth album ‘Ottoline’ out on14th October.
A contemplative, heartfelt ballad, ‘Peace Of Mind’ combines sombre guitars and fluttering percussion with L.A. Salami’s endearing vocals. The official video also drops on release day, complete with impactful visuals and a powerful performance featuring L.A. himself in the choreographed piece.
“‘Peace of Mind’ is a song about the reconciliation of love with the inevitability of conflict,” he explains.“And ultimately the acceptance of imperfections.”
It follows recent singles ‘Desperate Times, Mediocre Measures’ and ‘Systemic Pandemic’, with all three tracks set to feature on L.A. Salami’s forthcoming fourth album Ottoline, out 30th September. To celebrate the release, L.A. is to perform at Rough Trade in store on 20th October for a live in-store performance and in-person signing – get your tickets here. Working with a vastly expanded sonic palette, the LP findshim looking to some of the modern titans of rap for inspiration, including Kanye West, Drakeand Kendrick Lamar. Whereas previous releases have leant towards a more folk-led sound, Ottolineis brimming with boundless creativity and experimentation and is certain to cement L.A. Salami’s statusas one of the UK’s most fascinating independent artists.
L.A. Salami’s journey of self-discovery is one that extends far beyond music. Born Lookman Adekunle Salami in Peckham, to a Nigerian mother and absent father, various circumstances meant he spent the first few years of his childhood in a foster home. This feeling of being an outsider permeates his creative output, whether that’s music or the prints he produces alongside.
The London artist in recent months has performed with Morcheeba in May, in addition to a homecoming headline show at the Scala in 2019. He has had memorable episodes on COLORS and NPR Tiny Desk,as well as being championed by tastemakers at press includingEvening Standard andThe Observer. In the fashion world he’s known for designing his own clothes, and has previously collaborated with renowned brand Burberry.Never confined to just music, he has also released fine prints across art galleries over the years, which are also available to purchase on his website.
‘Peace Of Mind’is evidence of an artist that continues to grow with every release.