Hot on the heels of her sold out debut headline show at the Barfly & supporting John Newman and Dan Croll on their UK tours, singer, songwriter and producer Laurel releases her debut EP ‘To The Hills’ today via her own label imprint Next Time Records.
This follows on from the release of ‘Fire Breather’ which garnered the frenzied support of press and blogs alike, with everyone from NME, The Times and ASOS through to Noisey, Pigeons and Planes and Disco Naivete singing Laurel’s praises.
Produced and written by Laurel herself, lead track ‘To The Hills’ is almost otherworldly. Perfectly showcasing her knack for creating cinematic music dark in tone and beguiling in melody, it is as haunting as it is seductive and poignant. Inspired by American writer and poet Raymond Carver’s short story ‘Why Don’t You Dance With Me’, the music video acts as the perfect accompaniment to the track. The EP also features remixes by The Jane Doze and WoodysProduce, alongside B-sides ‘Nicotine Dreams’ and ‘Shells’.
Hailing from a tiny town somewhere between Southampton and Portsmouth, 19 year old singer, songwriter and producer Laurel has been making music since the age of 14. Following a string of local gigs and self-penned songs, at 17, Laurel relocated to London and posted her track ‘Blue Blood’ to Soundcloud which caused quite a stir, hitting no.3 on Hype Machine and attracting the attention of Turn First Artists, (also home to Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora), who she soon inked a deal with.
Fastforward to 2014, Laurel has close to ½ million Soundcloud plays on her channel and has recently returned from LA where she played her debut U.S shows at the Bardot Club and Troubadour. With further tour dates planned on both sides of the Atlantic and releases planned throughout the spring, summer and beyond, you can expect to see a lot more from this multi talented sultry songstress this year.
1. To The Hills
2. Nicotene Dreams
4. To The Hills (The Jane Doze Remix)
5. To The Hills (Woodysproduce Remix)#