Conversations Laufey - MTV PUSH May 2024

Published on May 7th, 2024 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


MTV Announces Laufey as Global PUSH Artist for May

MTV has named musical sensation, Laufey, as their Global PUSH Artist for May. The jazz and classical music prodigy, hailing from Los Angeles with Icelandic-Chinese heritage, captivates audiences with her enchanting melodies and profound lyrical depth. Check out our take on the announcement!

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A Musical Journey

Born and raised between the vibrant cities of Reykjavik and Washington, D.C., Laufey’s musical journey is as diverse as her background. From performing alongside esteemed orchestras like the LA Phil, National Symphony Orchestra, and China Philharmonic Orchestra to collaborating with artists such as Beabadoobee and Norah Jones, Laufey’s versatility as a composer, vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist knows no bounds.

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GRAMMY Glory and Chart-Topping Success

Laufey soared to stardom after clinching the 2024 GRAMMY for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album with her second release, Bewitched. Her jazz-infused album made waves with the largest opening week on Spotify and claimed the coveted No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Jazz charts, solidifying her status as a musical powerhouse.

Exclusive Performances and Insightful Interviews

MTV connected with Laufey this month to explore deeper into her unique musical style, dreams, and lyrical inspiration. She dropped through the Global PUSH facilities to bring exclusive performances of her hit singles “Goddess” and “From the Start” and offer fans an intimate glimpse into her artistry.

Behind the Music: Insights from Laufey

In an exclusive interview for MTV Global PUSH, Laufey shares the inspiration behind her poignant single “Goddess,” revealing, “It’s one of those songs that I feel like has a couple of meanings…I think it is kind of my way of showing how a lot of women feel.”

Reflecting on her GRAMMY win and future aspirations, Laufey shares, “There are a couple of awards that I still dream of accepting…I really want to write some music for films, so I would love to get an Oscar, or a Tony, or an Emmy.”

Describing the creation of her song “From the Start,” Laufey adds, “It’s been really wild what has happened to it…Although it’s kind of a sad feeling to have this unrequited love, ‘From the Start’ was a way to make fun of that feeling.”

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Curated by MTV’s Music & Talent US & International teams, “MTV PUSH” connects fans across the globe with a new music artist every month through live performances, exclusive broadcast premieres of music videos, interviews, video content, and more bringing them closer to music’s next big star. Previous MTV PUSH artists have included: Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Khalid, Doja Cat, BROCKHAMPTON, H.E.R., Lil Tecca, Jack Harlow, YUNGBLUD, Bazzi, Chloe x Halle, SZA, Jorja Smith, Lauv, among others.

Don’t Miss Out!

Experience the magic of Laufey’s music and gain insight into her captivating artistry this May, exclusively on MTV. For more exclusive content and behind-the-scenes access, stay tuned to MTV PUSH.


Images and video courtesy of MTV PUSH

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