Up and coming London songstress Laurel released new EP Holy Water in December on Next Time Records.
Laurel was first noticed when her demos surfaced online a year ago, and since then the 20 year old singer-producer has been sonically building with a great response, garnering comparisons to those in the current 'dark pop' genre such as Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Banks, whilst she draws vocal similarities to the likes of MS MR’s Lizzy Plapinger, Låpsley, Indiana and Zola Jesus.
The track 'Memorials' is a stark, haunting piece, building strong emotions against harmonious vocals, sophisticated synth riffs and subtle trip-hop inspired beats. Third track ‘Come Together’ is a moody noir-pop ballad, featuring Sivu accompanying Laurel's soaring vocals atop minimalist beats, and complex, layered melodies.
Laurel's haunting alt pop looks set to own 2015. Listen to the full Holy Water EP below.