I think that is a pretty awesome and refreshing comparison. I take a huge inspiration from Florence, I think she is an awesome artist and not just in her music but the way she is as a musician.
I don’t ever really try to individualise myself, i just make sure that everything I am doing is me, I’ve been told I’m pretty mad so maybe that has been enough so far.
Q. Erykah Badu meets Florence (and The Machine), this was my immediate reaction when I heard tracks like “Fire Breather” and “Memorials”. Do you think that describes your style? If not, what would be a better description?
Actually Holy Water doesn’t come out until December 15th! So I am yet to find out how it performs! But we have just come out of my debut EP ‘To The Hills’, it has been awesome and a lot longer than expected. I even got to make a video for every song on the EP in the end which was great, I love visuals against music.
Q. You’re coming off the recent release of your EP “Holy Water”. What are your thoughts about this project, and has it performed as well as you thought?
Q. You’re currently based in London, a historical hotspot for talent and creativity. How do you try to individualize yourself within a city of so many great up and coming artists?
"I just make sure that everything I am doing is me..."
The most powerful words I have ever found useful are these ‘Give up, Give in, Or give it your all’ I have them hung on the walls in each of the rooms of my house and at that point of doing either of the first two I realise thats not who I am and I give it my all.
Q. What can we expect from Laurel in 2015?
Q. Leave us with some words of powerful inspiration
My EP ‘Holy Water’ comes out just before the end of the year on 15th December which is exciting, and as for yet I couldn’t tell you much about the new year. I’m not one for planning but I do know my album should be out at some point! If I stop rewriting it a million times.
Interview by Keran Look Loy
Q. Remixes by Candyland and Durante illustrate the potential for your success in the Electronic Music arena. Have you ever considered an entrance into the mainstream electronic culture? Why or Why not?
I wouldn’t say yes or no right now, I would like to think I would be open to it, though it isn’t really a genre of music I have ever listened to or understood massively. I like music based on lyrics and I guess a slightly raw edge. Its fun to have my music remixed though, and strange at the same time hearing your song in someone else’s vision.
Q. Which artists have really impressed you this year?
Jack Garratt is smashing this year, Sivu, and Jai Paul which is strange as I am usually one for female voices.
Tyler the creator, me and Arcade Fire, all in a room together writing a tune I think it would be one crazy song.
Q. What do you consider to be your dream collaboration project (if you have one)?