I make sad dance music
— L.A. FOSTER
 
 

It was during a multi-disciplinary performance in a Mexico City art show in February 2014 that the L.A. FOSTER project was born.

Originally from Edmonton and now based in Montreal, Lesley Ann Foster lived in many parts of the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. It is specifically in Argentina that she learnt how to fluently speak Spanish and fully immersed herself in Latin America, a culture that has truly impacted and influenced her as an artist.

 

 

After settling into Montreal and many successful artistic collaborations, she launched her debut EP entitled 'Saudade' in November 2015. Named after the Portuguese word which signifies the sentiment of longing after something is gone, the work represented the diverse music, languages and cultures deeply rooted in the artist’s background and the will to somehow reconcile these roots through her first recording.

The E.P. was acclaimed in both Canada and Europe, and brought the artist to play several prominent showcases, notably at events such as The Great Escape, POP Montreal, and Sled Island, where she opened up for Kaytranada.

L.A. FOSTER’s first full length album is due out in fall 2018.