Her music career is just beginning, but dance-pop singer Lola Blanc has already seen and experienced plenty. Here’s what you need to know about the up-and-coming vocalist. ”I started writing songs when I was like six years old,” says the bubbly Michigan native, “in between home-schooling and ventriloquist shows.”
Yes, she was once a ventriloquist – the career repopularized by the success of Jeff Dunham. How did she go from making dummies talk to making music? Turns out that was always in her sights, with the influence of some girl power.
“Fiona Apple is my number-one; she got me into songwriting like crazy. Gwen Stefani is a huge influence on my entire life, as well as the Spice Girls,” she continues. “It was always my dream to come to Los Angeles and be a pop singer. Really long story short, I was able to move here, and I started exploring, trying out different styles. About a year ago I made the transition to full-on dance pop music and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.”
Though she may have been inspired by girl power, now she’s doing things her own way, with her own distinct flair.