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The 21 year old Singer-Songwriter Lara Samira from Berlin will release her very first EP ‘phosphenes’ on Dutch Indie label Toukan Records. 

‘phosphenes’ includes her successful singles ‘something i can’t fake’ and ‘when words fail’ with over 685.000 streams and still growing. The songs are playlists on Spotify’s editorial lists ‘t Koffiehuis’ in The Netherlands, ‘Herbst Chillout’ and ‘Pop Brandneu’ in Germany. Both songs are getting more and more support by Dutch and German radio.

“Phosphenes” is a word that might not sound familiar to you in the first place. But do you know that feeling, when you rub your eyes a little too hard and suddenly you see this explosion of colors and patterns? Those are phosphenes. And this is how it should feel when you’re listening to her EP: a light that emerged from the darkness to create a space full of colors without any external influence.

Lara describes her EP as a box and in it is a collection of letters. Every song contains a personal message that is now ready to be sent out into the world. “Who knows, maybe they’ll even reach the person they were once meant for.” 

‘phosphenes’ is a 6 song EP including the successful singles ‘something i can’t fake’, ‘18’, ‘right in front of you’, ‘when words fail’ and 2 new songs ‘the Key’ and ‘green’. All written by Lara Samira herself in 2019 including co-writes with and released by her team Toukan Records, led by producer Roulsen and songwriter Marcia Sondeijker, hailing from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Known for collaborating with Dutch artists Maan and rapper Sven Alias, Eurovision artists Tamta and Kristin Husøy.


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