Laufey Teams Up With London’s Philharmonia Orchestra For New Single

Twenty-one year old Icelandic-Chinese singer-songwriter, musician, cellist and pianist Laufey has had a whirlwind of a year. Her breakout single “Street By Street” earned her a big social following, hit #1 on Iceland Radio, her own new music series on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds, the distinction of Best New Artist at the Iceland Music Awards, and a big following that includes fans like Billie Eilish, Willow Smith, dodie, and more. All of this took place before her debut EP entitled Typical of Me was even dropped this Spring, and has since been streamed over 10 million times across all platforms.

Today, following the release of her utterly charming debut EP earlier this year, Laufey shares a stunning new single “Let You Break My Heart Again,” featuring London’s legendary Philharmonia Orchestra, one of the premier and most decorated orchestras in Britain for the past 75+ years. Alexander Van Ingen, Chief Executive of the Philharmonia Orchestra, said, ““The Philharmonia – one of the world’s great orchestras – prides itself on supporting the next generation of incredible artists, and we are hugely proud to work alongside Laufey on this track. Laufey has an exceptional vocal and songwriting talent, and we are so pleased to have made this work across the Atlantic during the pandemic; we look forward to welcoming Laufey to London in the autumn for her performance in the EFG London Jazz Festival at our London residence, the Southbank Centre.”

“I wrote this song about a guy that I was hopelessly in love with,” Laufey continues. “I let him disappoint me again and again simply because I liked him so much. It’s the kind of blind love you experience in your youth, inspired by the sounds of old Hollywood films. I’m so honored to collaborate with the London Philharmonia Orchestra on this song. Growing up a classical musician, I’ve been a fan of them for years. The orchestral arrangement lifts the song to new heights with luscious strings, winds and graceful harmonies. I was also so happy to play cello on the track!”

Laufey recently announced tour dates with Ricky Montgomery and Alexander 23, as well as sets at Iceland Airwaves and London Jazz Festival this Fall. Most of the U.S. shows are already sold out and her performance at London Jazz Festival sold out in a matter of hours.

Tour Dates:
11/05/21 – Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
11/13/21 – London, UK @ London Jazz at The Purcell Room SOLD OUT
11/18/21 – Philadelphia, PA @The Foundry^ SOLD OUT
11/20/21 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair^
11/21/21 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ministere^ SOLD OUT
11/23/21 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground^ SOLD OUT
11/27/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry* SOLD OUT
11/20/21- Washington, DC @ Songbyrd* SOLD OUT
11/28/21- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall* SOLD OUT
12/02/21 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre* SOLD OUT
12/04/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl* SOLD OUT
12/06/21 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room* SOLD OUT
12/09/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour* SOLD OUT
^ w/ Alexander23
* w/ Ricky Montgomery