Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Laura's First Love Song

Now here is a local release to get excited about (and not just because it is appearing on perennial good-taste label Chapter Music). Laura Jean is a studied, elegant performer, a waif amidst the mist, and 'First Love Song' perfectly encapsulates this. Recorded with the illustrious John Parish, the track is a off-hand and banal look at love, played with studious yet hooded eyes, as if almost embarrassed at how easy love can be between two people - and how nonplussed the participants can be from the outside looking in. A measured song from a measured artist, Laura Jean's album promises much more when it arrives in August.

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