A well-trodden path to pop fame was never likely for Laurel. Strong-willed is one way to describe the Southampton-born, east London-based singer who writes, plays, produces and mixes her own music. Free-spirited might be more apt.
At just 24, the striking self-starter has almost a decade of experience already behind her and an army of fans who have followed her fascinating career to date. ‘Dogviolet’, Laurel’s long-awaited debut album, is a both of culmination of all she’s learned along the way and a bold, brutally honest depiction of the fearless artist she is now.
Titled after the flower, ‘Dogviolet’ is a deeply personal exploration of the bittersweet feeling of love. Laurel says ‘I wrote these songs at home often locking myself away for periods of time in order to capture the true mania that comes from love; although a beautiful feeling, it can often feel a lot uglier.’
Already receiving support from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Apple Music, Spotify, The Guardian, Wonderland and I-D Magazine, as well as partnerships with Burberry, Ellesse, Levis and Vans, ‘Dogviolet’ follows Laurel’s incredible ‘Park’ EP and her captivating Spotify Live EP, released in 2017.
‘Dogviolet’ was released through Counter Records on 24th August.