AD | Louis Cole
“Quality Over Opinion”

Louis Cole is a singer-songwriter and sickeningly talented multi-instrumentalist with a strong DIY aesthetic from Los Angeles, California. He is on a mission to create deep feelings through music and is the figurehead of an LA jazz-adjacent scene that includes Genevieve Artadi (with whom Cole co-founded the alt pop / electrofunk band KNOWER in 2009), Sam Gendel, Sam Wilkes, Jacob Mann, Dennis Hamm, Pedro Martins and more. He will release his new album “Quality Over Opinion” on 14th October 2022 on Brainfeeder Records.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:
  • What initially attracted Louis to wanting to become a musician
  • Olfactory memories
  • How Louis approaches creating music now
  • Louis’s love for harmony and chord progressions
  • Musical gifts from the universe
  • Louis’s daily routines
  • The multiple albums Louis has coming out including a collaboration with Metropole Orkest in Holland
  • Louis’s wide range of eclectic musical taste
  • His experiences going to USC for music school

Artists Mentioned:
  • Frédéric Chopin (Composer)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)
  • Bill Evans (Pianist)
  • Gil Evans (Pianist)
  • James Brown (Singer / Performer)
  • Stevie Wonder (Singer-Songwriter)
  • Igor Stravinsky (Composer)
  • Genevieve Artadi (Jazz Musician)
  • Thundercat (Singer-Songwriter / Bassist)
  • Sam Gendel (Musician)
  • Blake Mills (Musician)
  • Pino Palladino (Musician)
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel (Jazz Guitarist)
  • Meshuggah (Band)
  • Gustav Mahler (Composer)
  • Skrillex (DJ)
  • Doug Mosher (Saxophonist)
  • Keith Jarrett (Composer / Pianist)

Video Games Mentioned:
  • Mario Kart
  • Starfox
  • Streets of Rage

Posted 10.3.2022


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino