Laurel is a UK based singer who has been surrounding herself with buzz and excitement throughout the music blogger and indie scene for a while now. When it was announced she was to release her debut album a lot of people were excited for it, especially as it means that we finally get something tangible to resonate our excitement around her.
And Laurel did not disappoint, being an artist who makes a lot of her music in her bedroom or with her own found talent it's astounding to sit and listen to this album and realise that Laurel really is a musical genius with a fantastic voice. Her voice is so smooth and beautiful that it just glides over tracks and whilst sometime she struggles to really dominate the track because her voice isn't quite strong enough I actually really love that, because it's a representation of the openness and the rawness of her music.
The opener to the album really sets the tone. "Life Worth Living" is a wonderful song that oozes over the edges with smooth production along with Laurel's unique vocals taking a front step really hammering home her feelings and emotions throughout the song. And although I do like this song and the tone of it 'Dogviolet' never really steers away from it and experiments later on and whilst this does mean that the album can get a bit stale when listening to it all the way through it does mean that we get 12 potential singles all clashing with eachother trying to become the best song on the album.
Laurel is carving her name in the indie music scene and when she's finished I think it's going to remain there for a very long time.