LOLADRE RELEASES FOO FIGHTERS COVER
“MY HERO” STREAMING NOW
DEBUT EP OUT JUNE 21
Actress/singer/Broadway star Laura Dreyfuss, aka Loladre, is releasing her new song today, a cover of Foo Fighters “My Hero.” the track was produced by Michel Heyaca and James Shelley (Lucky Dog), and is available now at all DSPs. It’s the first song released from Loladre’s debut EP, out June 21 on S-Curve.
LISTEN TO “MY HERO”
“I’ve been a fan of the foo fighters since I first heard their music and this song has always been one of my favorites. I love the idea of celebrating someone who can have a huge impact on your life just by being who they are.”
In late 2018, after achieving mainstream success with Glee (playing Madison McCarthy in Season 6), the Tony-winning Once musical and the Grammy-snatching critical smash Dear Evan Hansen, Dreyfuss unveiled Loladre with the song, “Be Great feat. Pope.” The audio version of the tune received its premiere via Complex, while the video first appeared this past March at Nylon.
Dreyfus will soon star alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix comedy, The Politician.
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Acclaimed for her starring roles in the Tony® Award-winning Broadway phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen as well as TV roles including Madison McCarthy in Glee Season 6 and Netflix’ upcoming The Politician, with Loladre the multi-talented Laura Dreyfuss blends soulful vocals, electric pop hooks and a distinctly personal brand of lyrical songcraft, revealing a captivating new talent fueled by a truly unique outlook on what music can and should mean. Her star ascendant, she took on the name of Loladre for both herself and her audience, allowing herself a freedom to veer away from what was expected of her.
“I just wanted to separate it for myself,” Dreyfuss says. “I wouldn’t want someone to confuse my music with what I do as an actor. The music in theatre is very different from the music that I’m making. I don’t want to confuse the sound of my musical project with who I am as an actress.”
Loladre was born soon after November 2016, conceived in the frightening aftermath of the presidential election. Though incredibly busy co-starring as Zoe Murphy in the just-opened Broadway production of Dear Evan Hansen, she felt an intense need to do something more.
“I woke up that morning with a real need to create,” she says. “I’ve been so fortunate in the past, I’ve had so many creative outlets, but I felt like even with acting and theatre, it wasn’t enough. I just felt really compelled to make music.”
Taking inspiration from such contemporary female artists as Robyn and Christine & the Queens, Dreyfuss began putting pen to paper, filling her journal with lyrics and other fragments of herself. In mid-2017 she teamed up in a NYC studio with her longtime friends Shelley and Heyaca.
“We’ve known each other for a while but had never really thought to collaborate,” Dreyfuss says. “It was really wonderful for me because I felt like it was a safe space where I could feel like I could make mistakes. We were able to work so well together because we’ve known each other for so long.”
Becoming Loladre has proven the most enriching role of her still young career as an actor. Indeed, the act of opening herself up through music has already had an overarching effect on Dreyfuss’ growing body of work.