You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.
Throughout her upbringing, from family and teachers alike, Lou heard words that at the time she considered wise, for example, "Always make sure you have more money in your bank account than in your handbag," or even, "When you grow up make sure you get a proper job, and not something like a musician." Of course, wisdom has many disguises, but thankfully Lou could see that bullshit wasn't one of them...Upon leaving university she did what most of us do, she got a job, as an astronaut. After a few years though things weren't going to plan and she quit, "I've got nothing against astronauts," she says, "but let's be honest, who wants to be an astronaut all their lives!" So she decided to put all her time and energy into doing something she felt she could do for the rest of her life, so she became a receptionist. Alas, after just two months she was fired. Not being able to find any work, she chose to do something that would really piss her parents off. Yes, you've guessed it, she got into music. Not with any intention of becoming a big star or anything, oh no, her parents would approve of that, but more to see what happens if you (as one of her songs goes) 'go with the breeze.' And that pretty much brings us up to date, "I'm not going to lie, it's not all a bed of roses, there's a few tulips in there as well!" she confesses about her current situation. "Plus there's the excitement of not knowing when I'm going to get paid," she enthuses, "sometimes I don't eat for six or seven weeks, but at least I can sleep at night knowing that I'm being true to myself, and if my music happens to put a smile on only one persons face, then it's obvious, there's one more person smiling isn't there!" So as it turns out, all that schooling ended up being a slightly pointless education for Lou, "Yes, I learnt way too little about too way little," she's concluded, "I've learnt so much more in the last few years about life and the world by simply traveling and playing music. And recently I've had my most important lesson to date, one that school never taught me, that life isn't what's going to happen, it's what's happening now..."