|Yearning ballad Missing you is the ﬁrst single from transcendental Melbourne songwriter Laura Jean’s forthcoming third album A fool who’ll. You can grab a free download of the track from the Chapter Music Facebook here – as long as you’re a fan of the page!
Laura is following up the acclaimed, folk-flavoured Our Swan Song(2006) and Eden Land (2008) with a very different sound, picking up a Gibson SG and going electric.
The album was recorded in Melbourne with Simon Grounds (Teeth & Tongue, Kes Band, God), mixed by Canadian Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, New Pornographers), and mastered by Peter J. Moore (Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Cowboy Junkies).
Her band is the Laura Jean Trio, featuring longtime collaborators Biddy Connor (viola, piano accordion, keyboard and vocals) and Jen Sholakis (drums, guitars and vocals). Guests spots on the upcoming album include a duet on Spring with Paddy Mann, aka folk eccentric Grand Salvo, and the gorgeous harmonies of My song, sung with Magic Silver White’s Jojo Petrina and Monica Sonand.
A fool who’ll will be released by Chapter Music on 3 September, 2011.
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Transcendent folk wonder Laura Jean goes electric on her third album, following up acclaimed acoustic antecedents Our Swan Song (2006) and Eden Land (2008). Album opener So happy surprises with thunderous drums and dueling saxophone solos, but there’s no foot-on-the-foldback rock posturing here. A fool who’ll is a dark album, claustrophobic and even menacing at [...]
Sydney-born, Melbourne-based songwriter Laura Jean is a powerful, singular voice in Australian music, renowned for her lush and pastoral folk albums Our Swan Song (2006) and Eden Land (2008). Now she is returning with third album A fool who’ll and a brand new sound. Laura has picked up a Gibson SG guitar, the same kind [...]