Dec 2

LAUREL

At the age of four, Laurel knew she wanted to become a singer. Born and raised in a small UK town between Southampton and Portsmouth, at the age of seven, she wanted to be Britney Spears. A few years later she discovered the music of Laura Marling, picked up a Spanish guitar and started to figure out how to play folk music. Since then, the now 19 year-old has discovered her own style of music which can be heard in her self-penned and self-produced, cinematic songs that hinge on seductive, sultry vocals and have a haunting blend of piano, beats and strings. Signed to Turn First Artists, home to Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and Dan Croll, on the strength of a single demo two years ago, she moved to London to work with a host of A-list writers and producers. Her debut single, “Fire Breather” has garnered an incredible amount of success hitting over 500,000 views on YouTube and over 250,000 plays on SoundCloud. Following on from there Laurel released her debut EP in April, from which she unveiled two additional singles: “To The Hills” which now has over 1.5 million plays on Spotify and “Shells” which was added to Radio 1’s BBC Introducing playlist and was also featured on Zane Lowe’s Next Hype. She’s toured with John Newman and Dan Croll, performed at the BBC Radio 2 Live Lounge with Sam Smith, has received further airplay support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens and she’s already confirmed for SXSW next March in Austin.

LINK: www.classiclaurel.com

STREAM: “Memorials”