Chapter Music presents
LAURA JEAN Tickets
8:00pm, Sat 11 August, 2018
OAF Gallery, NSW
Revered Melbourne songwriter Laura Jean launches stunning new album Devotion (out Friday June 8) with full band shows in July and August 2018.
Loved for her piercing, intimate, folk-based records such as 2014's AMP-shortlisted Laura Jean and 2011's A fool who'll, Laura has worked with producer John Lee (Beaches, Lost Animal) to create an enveloping, deep pop album like nothing she has done before.
Initial influences for the record took in R'n'B, 80s adult contemporary pop and 70s disco, but the end result is transformed into something wholly other, full of depth, resonance and mystery.
First singles Touchstone and Girls On the TV have been covered by the likes of Noisey, Gorilla Vs Bear, Elle Magazine, The Quietus and others.
Lorde tweeted about Touchstone, calling it "maybe the sharpest communication of the spooky, all-consuming nature of feminine love i've ever seen," while Pitchfork described life-affirming second single Girls On the TV as "a pop song promise that things will eventually get better."
Already RRR and 2SER albums of the week before its release this Friday, Devotion is one of the albums of the year, from an incredible songwriter at the top of her game.