Premiere: Laurel Returns with New Tracks and a New Sound

Premiere: Laurel Returns with New Tracks and a New Sound

Laurel revamps her style in music video for single "Hurricane," premiering today.

Laurel revamps her style in music video for single "Hurricane," premiering today.

Text: Ian David Monroe

“Find what you love and let it kill you,” read’s British singer Laurel’s Instagram bio, and while she's been pursuing her passion, thankfully, she's still kicking. What that means for us is new music from an artist we've long been a fan of. Here, V premieres the music video to her freshly-released track "Hurricane," which hears the singer tap into her folkier rock side. Gone (for now) are the anxious melancholy strings, and in their place something more mature and content, but still completely reflective.

"I made this video with my friend Felix. We just messed around in the places we both liked to hang out. London has such an influence on my writing as it's where I have existed for the last 4 years, so I really wanted to film there to show me in the places I often am; and get across the real essence behind the songs and me as a person," says the singer.

The video for "Hurricane," uses a stop-motion technique that mirrors the singers state of mind while recording the track: "My EP seems to have accidentally shaped somewhat of a story that has happened in my life recently—even the track listing pans everything out from the start to the end. “Hurricane” was somewhere near the start of this, where things started to get a little messed up, but, under the influence of love, you still thought everything was beautiful. In that young angst mindset we often get ourselves in believing the torment is half of the loving. Not to say it’s not a happy song though, there’s some beauty in knowing that some people will always find their way back to one another."

Laurel's PARK EP was written, performed, recorded, produced, and mixed by her in the bedroom of her East London apartment. To say that it will be a perfect reflection on her then would be an understatement. PARK is expected this November on Counter Records, and a full length is anticipated for spring of 2017.

Photo Olivia Richardson

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