Lou Battle is determined to bring authenticity back to music. His passionate, sensual, and heartfelt songs evoke the sounds of Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Battle grew up in Montgomery, Alabama listening to blues and singing along side his younger siblings. A turning point came when he was 9 years old. He was riding in the back of his parents’ car singing along to James Brown’s “Make it Funky.” That song impacted him deeply and convinced him to learn more about the artistry, hard work, and dedication that it took to make music like that.
In addition to being a powerful vocals with a magnetic stage presence, Battle has written and worked with artist such as Carl Thomas, Trey Songz, and Adina Howard. It’s the dedication to his songs that inspires Lou to keep writing.
“When you hear a great song, you trace it back to who the singer is,” he says. “When you can offer people that piece of you, that’s what keeps them listening.” Battle’s dedication to making real music will keep people listening for a long time.