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Louis Cole - Fun For Louis

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Louis Cole is a British film-maker and YouTube personality who travels the world making videos of his experiences, and has acquired millions of fans in the process.

Louis Cole is a British musician, producer, and content creator known for his eclectic blend of musical styles who travels the world making videos of his experiences, and has acquired millions of fans in the process. Through his music, YouTube channel, and collaborative projects, Cole has captured the hearts of a global audience. In this London Real episode, Louis joins host Brian Rose in the studio to discuss his diverse career, his musical contributions, and his unique approach to content creation.

Louis Cole’s musical journey began at an early age, growing up in a family with a rich musical heritage. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, keyboards, and guitar, and his musical influences span genres from jazz and funk to electronic and pop. In 2009, Cole, along with vocalist Genevieve Artadi, co-founded the musical duo KNOWER. Their innovative sound, characterised by complex rhythms, catchy melodies, and playful lyrics, gained widespread acclaim.

KNOWER’s success is rooted in their ability to seamlessly fuse genres, creating a distinctive musical experience. The duo’s live performances and studio albums showcase a blend of jazz fusion, electronic, and experimental elements, earning them a dedicated fan base and critical acclaim within the music industry.

In addition to his musical endeavours, Louis Cole is widely known for his YouTube channel, “FunForLouis.” The channel, launched in 2012, documents Cole’s travels around the world, offering viewers a unique perspective on different cultures, adventures, and experiences. His immersive travel vlogs capture the beauty of diverse landscapes and showcase the connections he forms with people across the globe.

Cole’s travel content goes beyond traditional vlogging. He incorporates elements of exploration, cultural exchange, and self-discovery, encouraging viewers to embrace a life of curiosity and openness. The blend of high-energy videography and a genuine love for adventure has made “FunForLouis” a source of inspiration for those seeking a vicarious journey through the lens of an enthusiastic traveller.

Louis Cole’s collaborative spirit extends beyond his work with KNOWER. He has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, both within and outside the music industry. His openness to experimentation and willingness to embrace different styles have led to creative partnerships that enrich his musical repertoire.

As a musician, Cole draws inspiration from a wide array of influences, including jazz legends like Herbie Hancock, electronic music pioneers, and contemporary pop artists. This eclectic mix is evident in his solo work, which features a dynamic fusion of genres, showcasing his versatility as a composer and performer.

Louis Cole’s travel adventures have not only entertained but also prompted reflection on environmental responsibility and social impact. Through his experiences, Cole has become an advocate for sustainable travel and environmental conservation. He uses his platform to raise awareness about the importance of preserving natural habitats and minimising the ecological footprint associated with travel.

Louis Cole’s multifaceted career as a musician, content creator, and adventurer reflects a spirit of creativity, exploration, and connection. Through his music with KNOWER, captivating travel vlogs, and diverse collaborations, Cole has left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape. As a musician who defies genre boundaries and a traveller who encourages curiosity and understanding, Louis Cole continues to inspire a global audience to embrace the richness of life’s adventures and creative possibilities.

Chapters

00:00 Trailer.
06:50 Brian’s Introduction.
07:38 What Louis Cole has realised from travelling the world and seeing other communities.
09:50 Have we become too individual?
13:58 An unconventional lifestyle.
17:04 A slight obsession with buses.
21:45 The Secret – talking of something somehow makes it happen.
22:50 Where does Louis strong sense of community come from?
26:10 Why travel so much?
30:06 The challenges of constant travel.
32:35 Biggest memories of 2015-2016.
37:54 An alien has landed – explain YouTube! How it has changed Louis life?
51:58 What commitment to a daily vlog means.
57:05 How YouTube has changed over the last three years – is there now a negative element?
1:02:10 Funding of opportunities made possible through YouTube, making Louis question his motives and finding new purposes for the next part of his journey.
1:05:22 Building an eco-community in the trees.
1:10:56 How do you make a great vlog?
1:13:07 Issues around daily blogging for friends.
1:14:52 Thoughts on Casey Neistat
1:20:10 Taking time to step back to review why and putting it into perspective.
1:25:12 What are your thoughts on your carbon footprint?
1:27:17 Veganism, will Louis stick with it?
1:30:09 Religion and how it influences Louis.
1:34:05 Success secrets.
1:34:56 Call to the 20 year old Louis.
1:37:11 Best advice ever received.
1:39:37 Advice to the 20 year old who wants to get on YouTube and start vlogging.

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