The Lowdown on Lay Low

August 31st, 2010

Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir was born in London and raised in Iceland. Early piano lessons led to studying guitar and bass and then to joining bands. Eventually she began singing and decided to go out on her own under a name much easier to pronounce: Lay Low. Her mix of blues, country and folk—initially posted on MySpace—won the notice of a record label. Shortly afterward, her debut album, Please Don’t Hate Me, was released and quickly went gold. Since then, the singer’s kept busy acting in and scoring a play, working on a movie soundtrack and being a part of Benny Crespo’s Gang, but she still made time to release another disc, Farewell Good Night’s Sleep. The LP came out in the U.S. last year, and Lay Low (above, playing “By and By”) brings those new tunes to Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.