Welcome to week five of L’Officiel On Tour! Our global festival invites you to tune in every day on our Instagram for your daily dose of fun and entertainment, dreamt up by talents from around the world. It’s our way of celebrating and sharing creativity, kindness, hope, and unity during this time of isolation.
So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove, because this week we’ve been blessed with performances by award-winning artists including Rita Ora, Liam Payne, and Jeff Goldblum, as well as a cook-along session with restaurateur Angie Mar, a heart-to-heart with singer/songwriter and actress Soko, and much more.
A born and bred New Yorker, Sophie Auster hails straight from the beloved borough of Brooklyn, where she grew up close to the city’s vibrant music scene. Coming off the recent success of her newest EP, History Happens at Night, Auster is using that momentum and her time at home in quarantine to work on a new album. For L’Officiel On Tour, Auster performs an unreleased song titled ‘Let It Be Spring’, which speaks about looking forward to a better time (we can surely relate).
When she’s not building forts out of sheets and pillows, running after her baby Indigo, or making kumquat marmalade, Soko graces the Internet with a new music video directed by Gia Coppola. The wistful ‘Are You A Magician?’ marks the second track from her highly-anticipated album Feel Feelings, out June 12. We catch up with the LA-based Frenchie as part of L’Officiel On Tour, and ask what positives she’s seen over these challenging times.
Singer, songwriter, and poet Banks is now more in tune with herself than ever. After releasing the successful albums Goddess, The Altar, and III, and opening for acts like The Weeknd, the 30-year-old decided to take a break and recuperate. But her creativity didn’t, and she soon released a collection of poems navigating the complexity of being a woman, complete with her own illustrations. For L’Officiel On Tour, she lends her signature soulful vocals to a reading of Ode to the Grey Zone.
Quarantine may have gotten the best of many of us, but not Liam Payne. The former One Direction bandmate sprang into action, delivering uplifting vibes with his video series #StayHome & Chill #WithMe. Tackling everything from learning new recipes to charity poker matches to talking with baby unicorns, Payne is using his platform to keep fans entertained in the most hilarious and creative ways. For L’Officiel On Tour, the heartthrob performs his new song ‘Midnight’ together with Alesso.
As the executive chef and owner of West Village restaurant The Beatrice Inn, Angie Mar is known as a lover of dry-aged beef. In her recent cookbook, Butcher + Beast, she chronicles the ins and outs of being a restaurateur in New York City — although she never anticipated a global pandemic that would turn the city’s dining scene upside down. Mar says she’ll keep doing what she knows best, and that is to keep calm and keep cooking. For L’Officiel On Tour, the celebrated chef (and fashionista) walks us through creating one of her favourite lunches, linguine alle vongole.
If you ask Josephine de la Baume to teach you some French, she’ll most likely offer to find you a French lover instead — and that’s exactly why we love her. The star of movies like Rush (2012) and Waiting for Anya (2020), the London-based actress, model, and film director is also ⅕ of rock group Film Noir. In anticipation of the band’s second EP, due to drop on June 26, the French singer performs ‘Hustling His Way’ exclusively for L’Officiel On Tour.
While Jeff Goldblum is well-known for acting in blockbusters such as Independence Day and Jurassic Park as well as cult favourite film The Grand Budapest Hotel, one should not forgo acknowledging his musical talents. With 50 years of experience playing jazz piano, the actor, musician, and fashion icon has a weekly residency at the Rockwell Table & Stage in LA. Goldblum performs the original song ‘Alone Together’ with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.
One of the things you really can’t do with Rita Ora is put her in a box — the music artist, whose first studio album Ora ranked #1 in the UK, has been a judge on both The X Factor and RuPaul’s Drag Race, and a host on America’s Next Top Model. She also founded her own women-led liquor brand called Próspero Tequila. Watch the multi-hyphenate extraordinaire as she shares her new music video ‘How To Be Lonely’.