One of our favorite discoveries from SXSW was London songwriter Lookman Adekunle Salami, aka L.A. Salami. He released his debut record, Dancing with Bad Grammar, in 2016. His songs are complicated and richly detailed, as well as unsettling chronicles of a world beset with conflict, refugees and anger, as on “I’ll Tell You Why.” That song appears on his new EP, L.A. Salami presents Lookman & The Bootmakers. He also played a previously unreleased song called “Long Lost Nobody.” We recorded L.A. Salami in the living room of our house in Austin during SXSW.

Audio production: Jerad Walker
Videographer: Mike Baden
Editor: Jarratt Taylor
Producer: David Christensen