19 APR, 2023

Years don’t get much weirder than 2020. After slingshotting from LA to France and finally ending up back in London, the free-spirited Laurel capped 12 months of flux and confusion with her astonishing Petrol Bloom EP. Praised by The Line Of Best Fit for its demon-quashing “full bodied pop”, it featured the shimmering "Scream Drive Faster", which pulled in a huge six million (...and counting) Spotify streams, reintroducing the singer-songwriter with a shimmering new sound and sharp aesthetic.

But Petrol Bloom was only the beginning. Next came the second half of the project, the bright and buzzy Limbo Cherry, the perky flipside to Petrol Bloom's glossy anthems. “Both of the records are about me coming of age,” explains the 26-year-old Brit. “They’re about me becoming a woman – so much has changed for me in the past year or two, in terms of me knowing who I am.” Limbo Cherry picks apart the process with devastating accuracy, looking at her younger, more emotional side – the side that Laurel’s not sure if she should let go for good or embrace wholeheartedly.

With a sold out London headline show, and a support tour for the Danish superstar MØ under her belt, Laurel doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. In 2022, Laurel featured on Flume’s critically acclaimed album "Palaces" alongside Caroline Polachek, Oklou, and Damon Albarn. Laurel and Flume debuted the song, "I Can’t Tell", on the Coachella main stage. Laurel continued to perform with Flume throughout 2022 with appearances on tastemaker stages such as Red Rocks, Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits, III Points, and Portola.

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Last updated: 15 February 2023