It’s getting to be that time of the year again–the trees are blooming, the temperature is rising, and yes, music festivals are sitting on the horizon. Springtime usually signifies the burst of music festivals and guest artists appearing on college campuses across the country, and that is exactly what we are looking forward to at Connecticut College. On May 7th, 2016, ConnCollege plans on welcoming a new and upcoming electronic dance duo in the music industry to our spring festival, Floralia. Originally from Chicago, the team is comprised of Freddy Kennett and Robby Hauldren who go by the name, Louis the Child. They advertise their main goal as “creating music that makes people happy”; and that is just what we are excited to hear on our favorite day of the year at Conn.
Although they are relatively new to the euphoric and buzzing electronic dance music industry of today, Louis the Child is quickly gaining fans across the world. In 2015, they performed with and supported big time artists such as Madeon, Kaskade, and The Chainsmokers. 2016 holds even more exciting news for the two, including their recent performance at Coachella and future dates at Governor’s Ball and Firefly music festivals. Kennett and Hauldren are currently on their ‘It’s Strange’ tour across North America, making stops in big cities like New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, and of course, Coachella’s home in Indio.
The team has also received endorsements from artists such as Taylor Swift, Skrillex, and Lorde. Since the release of their most popular song, ‘It’s Strange’ in September, Louis the Child and their music has gained over 10 million plays on both Spotify and Soundcloud, and has even earned a spot on the FIFA 2016 soundtrack. This feel-good hit has sparked the duo’s increasing popularity amongst dance music fans across the world. Taylor Swift has even gone as far as putting ‘It’s Strange’ on her list of favorite tracks right now. Some of Louis the Child’s other popular songs and remixes include: ‘From Here’, ‘Genghis Khan’, ‘Crazy’, and ‘Embers’. If you’re reading this and looking for some good tunes to check out before Floralia, definitely give these a listen!
OK, so we all know what the real question is here … How will Louis the Child compete with Misterwives from last year’s Floralia? We didn’t all expect to fall in love with the group and their fun performance of their most recent album, ‘Our Own House’, but we sure did–and we fell hard. Although we may not all be convinced, yet, of their ability to trump Misterwives, I have a strong feeling that this new and upcoming dynamic duo will quickly spark a light in the inner child that’s still within us all. Louis the Child will be sure to leave us with a thrilling night to remember.
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