• The Kid LAROI has just announced a project in the works that will explore his artist name and Kamilaroi heritage (facebook)Source: facebook
In a rare interview the singer revealed the "large-scale" project that will explore his maternal Kamilaroi heritage.
Emily Nicol

15 Oct 2021 - 4:58 PM  UPDATED 15 Oct 2021 - 4:58 PM

In a recent Billboard interview, the elusive 18-year-old star revealed the upcoming project, and opened up about his successful rise to the top of the charts and his debut album due for release next year. 

It's one of the first times the artist has spoken publicly about his Kamilaroi heritage, though he was tight-lipped on details about the project.

He spoke of his dislike of talking to media, preferring that his music "speak for itself".

"I hate feeling like I'm having a forced conversation," LAROI said, "I just hate talking about myself, to be honest. I'd rather not talk at all."

The artist's new manager Adam Leber said that LAROI's style is unusual for an artist of his age and career-stage.

"Not a lot of up-and-coming artists, or even big artists, actually talk about s--t that happens in their life," he said.

"You can hear stories in his music, and that's why people gravitate toward him... (That's what) separates a hit song from a phenomenal artist."

The 18-year-old has had a hit at the top of the Billboard Charts with his track 'Stay', a collaboration with good friend Justin Bieber.

He's also received public praise from fellow artists, with Ed Sheeran calling him the "biggest artist on the planet".

Musical icon Elton John echoed the sentiment after The Kid LAROI featured on his radio show 'Rocket Hour' earlier in the year.

The Kid LAROI will tour Australia as part of his global End Of The World tour in May & June 2022.

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The Kamilaroi sensation from Waterloo has been on a monumental rise to the top since he debuted on the scene only a few years ago.