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Approved: Laura Jean

By | Published on Tuesday 3 April 2018

Laura Jean

Laura Jean is set to release her latest album, ‘Devotion’, on 8 Jun. Ahead of that, she’s released first single ‘Touchstone’. The track signals a shift in the sound of her music, stepping away from the folk of earlier releases. Instead, the subject matter of this record called for a more electronic pop sound.

“‘Devotion’ is about how a lonely coastal childhood filters into a contemporary adult life built hundreds of miles away”, she says of the record. “I wrote this album for my mum, middle sister and myself as we were at that time – eccentric, romantically-unfulfilled teens and a stressed out single mum trying to have a love life”.

“In those times we needed to hear songs that were loving and uplifting, about the reality of intimacy, longing, romantic risk and reward”, she continues. “The album is narrated by me in the present, a detached adult figure far away from home, but still driven by an inner fantasy world that is set on the beach where I grew up”.

Watch the video for ‘Touchstone’ here:

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