EarlyGame's Artist of the Day: Lara Samira

Lara Samira is EarlyGame's Artist of the Day!

Lara Samira
Our artist of the day! | © Lara Samira

Lara Samira reads as a beloved poem. Good friends call her Lara and her parents gave her the second name Samira, sounding like a gentle breeze. The 21-year-old Lara Samira from Berlin feels she’s entered a new chapter in her Singer-Songwriter career and is rewriting her poem into a bolder story with more attitude. When she was little, Lara Samira and her grandpa used to sing a lot together. She would watch countless Disney movies and both her grandpa and her music-loving dad would teach her about the importance of music.

At age 16, she took part in the TV show "The Voice of Germany", made it to the semi-finals and went on tour afterward. Today she writes her own songs, “imperfectly perfect” like perfect cracks on an imperfect ceiling. Mysterious with enchanting vocals. Full productions with electronic influences. Vulnerable and honest lyrics with an edge. Through music, Lara wants to inspire, motivate and shine bright for the people who haven’t yet figured out a way to do it on their own.

What is your favorite video game soundtrack?

Dearly Beloved

Who's your favorite video game music composer?

Federico Dubbini

What’s your favorite video game?

Kingdom Hearts

What game inspired you to do music?

I was singing from very early on in life but actually it's nowadays that my favorite game (Kingdom Hearts) inspires me to write

What video game are you currently playing?

Kingdom Hearts, as always

Would you ever like to write music for video games? What would it be like?

I would die for an opportunity like that! Since I am always writing with lyrics it would be more of a soundtrack and less of an instrumental character motiv! The soundtrack would set the mood for the game and play on certain key scenes of it.

How important is music for video games / video games for music?

Music is essential for video games. It creates tension and has the power to resolve, it can make you feel happy or sad and can make epic battlescenes even more epic. Summed up : a good soubndtrack is able to carry the game and connect the player with its story!