Singer-Songwriter Loren Kramar Is Taking Notes from Mickey Mouse


Loren Kramar

Photo courtesy of Loren Kramar.

This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. Over the past few weeks, we’ve gathered playlists from Eric Farber, Devon Ross, and Bapari. This week’s guest is L.A.’s resident musical renaissance man, Loren Kramar. The vocalist, instrumentalist, and visual artist is following up his beautifully scored November release, “Hollywood Blvd,” (whose video starred Kramar and John Early) with “Glovemaker,” another single, dropping today, full of the same orchestral drama and tied together by Kramar’s velvet-smooth vocals. He brought those same vibes to the playlist he curated us. While you treat your ears to Prince, Elton John and Eartha Kitt, discover Kramer’s favorite L.A. highways for Bird scootering and the secret to his dashing facial hair.


Where do you dance? Misshapes, Sway on Sundays for Morrissey night, Beatrice.

Bluetooth or wired headphones? Bluetooth in my ears with wired headphones taped to my eyes.

Who do you trust most with the aux? Whoever makes those AI feet photos on Instagram of Timothée Chalamet and Shawn Mendes.

What was your first concert? Boyz II Men with Montell Jordan and TLC opening.

Favorite album cover of all time: Tutu by Miles Davis is perfection.

Who is your style icon? Mickey Mouse and famous mice, in general: Jerry (Tom &), Feivel (Goes West), Gus (Cinderella).

What song on this playlist makes you dance?Dance This Mess Around” by The B-52’s.

What song on this playlist makes you cry?Undamned” by Bettye Lavette (lyric: Don’t count me out just yet/I’m not your little lost lamb/I might still be able to get my world undamned 😭)

Dead or alive, who is your dream collaborator? Eartha Kitt or Bob Fosse.

You keep up a well-groomed beard. What’s the longest you’ve gone without shaving? I’m balder than a tree frog. I glue my mustache and beard on every morning.

Name a song that reminds you of your childhood: The Bodyguard soundtrack.

The world is ending; what are you wearing? That Viktor & Rolf bed dress from 2005.

Your new single is called “Hollywood Blvd.” Which artist on this playlist would you add to the Hollywood Walk of Fame? The director of the movie that the tour guide is talking about!!!!!

What’s the worst road or highway in L.A.? Highland during Hollywood Bowl season unless you’re on a Bird scooter. Ventura Blvd, on the other hand, is paradise.

If you could only wear one brand for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Dries Van Noten or Pinkberry.

Collecting records: in or out for 2024? Collecting 2,024 records about In-N-Out is ALWAYS in!