Laura announced Devotion with first single Touchstone in March, an eerie new-age opus that earned the approval of Lorde, who tweeted the track was "maybe the sharpest communication of the spooky, all-consuming nature of feminine love I’ve ever seen”.
Laura's previous self-titled 2014 LP was recorded in the UK with John Parish (Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding, PJ Harvey) and featured Norwegian avant-gardist Jenny Hval on backing vocals. For her new album, Laura found herself tinkering with a 90s Kawai keyboard, enjoying its built-in drum rhythms and crystalline synth sound.
Written to chronicle the vivid memory of teenage obsession filtered through Laura’s razor sharp lyrical focus, initial influences for the record took in contemporary R’n’B, 80s pop and 70s disco, but the end result is transformed into something wholly other, creating a delicate and dreamlike world.
Played entirely by Laura, John Lee and Augie March drummer Dave Williams, Devotion is both contemporary and timeless in its portrait of the endless wonder associated with adolescence.
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Other tracks by Laura Jean: Girls On The TV (Radio Edit)
|Number Of People In Act||Solo|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Melbourne|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Devotion|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Chapter Music|
|Media Servicing Date||2018-05-03|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
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|Content Provider||Chapter Music|