Maude Latour (BMI)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2019

Maude Latour considers herself a real New Yorker, despite having grown up between Sweden, London, New York and Hong Kong.

Settling in the city for high school, Maude began turning her adventures into poetry and stories, which evolved into melodies and lyrics. Attending an all-girls school in upper Manhattan, Maude and her best friends spent their weekends harmonizing on subways and sidewalks. Train cars turned into the Bitter End and other classic New York venues, where Maude found an energy on stage that transports you into her dream-world, which might remind you surprisingly of your own.

Maude independently put out her first two original songs “Shoot and Run” and “Wasted” as part of a final high school project, which culminated in her first full-length release “High School High” in late 2018. Maude has spent the past year translating her own philosophies and political ideals into a musical universe interspersed with the transcendental, religion, and love for her best friend. Having moved across town, she is now finishing her Freshman year at Columbia University and preparing to share her next chapter of music.

Studying philosophy and political science, Maude plans to be the first president to perform at her own inauguration.