Get to know the musicians performing Next Door at C&I with our exclusive Insider Interviews
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After recognizing a few regulars scheduled to play their original music live Next Door at C&I, we thought we’d take a moment to get to know them a little better…beyond their favorite coffee, that is.
Palou is most known for uplifting, beachy tunes strummed on her electric ukelele. From the fear of growing up to heartbreak, Palou’s music has the ability to connect people on a personal level. That’s a vibe most suitable while the sun’s out, so she’ll be performing during Next Door’s brunch on April 28th at 1 PM.
Unsurprisingly, Palou is a BREW regular.
During our interview, this is what she had to say…
BREW: What is your favorite coffee?
Palou: “These days I’ve been more of a tea person so a Chai tea latte would be my drink of choice. If it had to be coffee then it would be a mocha latte with whipped cream.”
BREW: What’s your favorite local spot to hang out?
Palou: “Anywhere near water or surrounded by trees where I can just lay back and doodle.”
BREW: What made you want to perform Next Door at C&I?
Palou: “To be near my cousin Allison, who I haven’t seen in like 14 years because we live so far apart.”
BREW: What inspires your music?
Palou: “The fear of growing up, heartbreak, and the dark thoughts that keep me up at night generally inspire my songwriting process.”
BREW: What’s the best thing about performing live?
Palou: “Everything is more raw, songs feel more intimate and the energy is unreal.”
BREW: What do you love most about Fort Lauderdale?
Palou: “The weather and palm trees is a nice change of scenery considering back home our winter seems to never end.”
BREW: Who is your favorite artist?
Palou: “Haha it is impossible to choose just one favorite but currently I’ve been listening to a lot of Sales, No Vacation, Covet, and Fox Academy.”
BREW: If you could perform in a different language, which language would that be?
Palou: “I’d like to try to sing in Hmong sometime soon because it is my mother’s native tongue.”
BREW: What is the largest audience you’ve played for?
Palou: “The Michigan State Fair this past summer, was the first time I got to perform in the same space as amusement rides.”
BREW: Which movie did you enjoy more and why: Bohemian Rhapsody or A Star Is Born?
Palou: “To be fair I only saw Bohemian Rhapsody out of the two. Queen’s songs are legendary!”
BREW: What do you hope to accomplish through your music?
Palou: “I hope my songs can connect with someone so they feel less alone in whatever they are going through because emotions are weird and trying to understand them is even harder. It feels good when you know others are struggling to face their shadow side too, ya know? It makes this nightmare seem a bit more bearable.”
BREW: If you could play a private show for anyone in history, who would that be?
Palou: “This is a hard question. I don’t know how to say this without sounding dark and egotistical but probably to my younger self when I was questioning the world and the point of living.”
If you are in the mood for LIVE music this weekend…
We’ll see you on Sunday, April 28th at 1 PM for brunch and a live performance by Palou!