Laurel unveils video for ‘Blue Blood
Today, singer/songwriter/producer Laurel unveils the music video for her arresting single ‘Blue Blood’. The song was released in July 2015, and quickly rose on Hype Machine’s popular, Twitter and no-remixes charts. Another magical, alternative pop stunner, the song perfectly embodies everything she’s about. Simple, yet devastatingly powerful vocal melodies shimmer above string-infused orchestral instrumentation, with a huge backdrop of thumping drums.
Watch the video for ‘Blue Blood’ below.
At only 21 years old, Laurel has released single ‘Fire Breather‘ and two EPs, ‘To The Hills‘ and ‘Holy Water‘, to high critical acclaim. Both bodies of work amplify her signature haunting and beautiful sound that layers subtle electronic beats with orchestral arrangements, all while highlighting her sultry vocals.
She has received major airplay in the UK on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, XFM; major DJs Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens, along with strong airplay in the States, including great support from KCRW. Her arresting tracks have garnered over 9 million Spotify streams and millions of YouTube views. She has been featured on SPIN, Interview Magazine.com, Vogue.com, Noisey, W Magazine, The Lab, BULLETT, and Pigeons & Planes, and most recently released her thoroughly well recieved ‘Allelopathy’ mixtape.
Hailing from a tiny town near Southampton in the UK, Laurel has been writing, producing and performing her own original material since age 14. Following the completion of her college exams, Laurel moved to London and inked a deal with Turn First Records (Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Dan Croll) off the strength of a song demo.
‘Blue Blood’ is out now:
Praise for Laurel:
“‘Blue Blood’ ticks every box necessary to elevate it to epic status: plaintive piano chords, anxious strings, thunder-clap beats, and Laurel’s sultry, pouting tones cooing throughout” – Noisey
“[Laurel’s vocals] pierce through the atmospheric, orchestral R&B grooves of the four songs and wrap around themselves, coming at the listener from all directions — sometimes hushed, sometimes blaring, usually in gorgeous self-harmony.” – SPIN
“The layers of Laurel’s music have always gone deep, and it appears, with this video [Memorials], that the meteoric path of this fully forming artist is finally surfacing.” – V Magazine
“It doesn’t take long to realize that she is not simply a doe-eyed teenager, but a seriously self-assured songwriter whose drawn, and deserves comparisons to Lana Del Rey, Lorde, and Florence and the Machine.” Vogue
“Laurel’s Allelopathy Mixtape Is Otherworldly” – Complex
“Laurel’s heady mix of folk-inflected vocals, slow-burning piano, and soaring strings places her somewhere between Laura Marling and Lana del Rey, but it’s her brooding and distinctly English lyricism that sets her apart.”– BULLETT
“Somewhere between the stairs in the crowd’s standing area and her spot-lit position center-stage, she transformed from Laurel, bright-eyed teen, to Laurel, the rather sultry, mononymous performer.” – Noisey
“Laurel is about to shine in the light of young female talent breaking in the indie pop world.” – Earmilk