London/LA artist, Laurel has shared her new single “Best I Ever Had.” The track, co-produced with Chrome Sparks (Empress of, Major Lazer), follows “Scream Drive Faster,” released in August. The power-pop track was LAUREL’s first new music since her self-produced 2018 debut Dogviolet. “I really loved the songs on Dogviolet, but they were very heavy,” explains LAUREL. “At one point in my life I was in a pretty dark place and it was really comforting to sing about it, but it was hard to revisit those emotions every night.”
LAUREL starting writing her own music at age 11 and by 13, inspired by Laura Marling’s debut record, began playing in local bars with her first guitar. At 17, she signed to Universal, and found herself living alone in a basement flat in London for the next three years, composing the material that would become Dogviolet. The transition was difficult: “Making music all day and night is how I survived and didn’t go crazy,” she says. She released her first book with the album, The Mutterings Of A Laurel, a collection of her journal entries to be read alongside the music.
Though now writing from a much different perspective than she was with her debut, she is still dealing with the same big issues – love, loss and survival. Only now, she is happier, more determined, and head-over-heels in love.