The music of Southampton singer-songwriter and producer LAUREL is like a breath of fresh, exhilarating air. Written, produced and mixed independently, LAUREL’s evocative and unsteady rock songs take big risks. There’s a uniquely unpolished, structurally unconventional quality to her music. Her voice takes all the right cues from mainstream pop–Sia’s husky high notes, Adele’s unapologetic attitude, Florence Welch’s dynamic howl–but it’s presented in a way that almost resists pop. LAUREL’s newest song, “Maybe Baby,” is a funky, post-punky guitar song that packs a powerful punch. Stream it below.
LAUREL’s debut EP, Park, is due out Nov. 18. Stream more from her below.