Our latest Next Up Artist of the Week is here just in time for Valentine's Day - meet Lauv! Lauv - born Ari Leff - selected his stage name because in Hebrew "Ari" translates to "lion" as does the word "Lauve" in Latvian, the language of his mother's origin. He then decided to kick off the -e and keep it Lauv.
After opening for Ed Sheeran on the Asian leg of his world tour last year, Lauv has recently embarked on one of his own. Above he chats with 102.7 KIIS FM's Alex Gervasi about traveling the country, his favorite food spots around Los Angeles, and how his life experiences inform the music he makes.
Lauv also performs The Other and I Like Me Better below.