OnlineIdiosyncratic singer-songwriter Laura Elvin bewilders and enlightens with her new single Wonder, out now.
The overall theme is one of empowerment. Wonder questions whether, as we grow, we have left behind our imaginative nature and how Laura’s imagination was re-inspired. Performed on a custom built music box, Elvin’s haunting, operatic vocal takes centre stage from the offset, sounding akin to the likes of Florence Welch or Kate Bush’s powerful, unique tone. The use of the music box introduces a intricate simplicity to the song, allowing Elvin to create something truly spellbinding.
Born in Camden to classical music aficionados, Laura grew up hearing the timeless tones of the living room piano mingle with the edgier sounds coming in through the window. After steadily gaining support over the years, Laura has gone on to become a fully autonomous artist and producer. Fusing elements of jazz, classical, pop and rock, her multiple talents soon began to capture the attention of music heavyweights and she now counts Island/Mercury Records' CEO David Massey among her biggest backers. After spending a number of years living on a sustainable farm, Elvin has now moved to Shoreditch where she can emerse herself in the London live scene once again.
With Wonder, Laura wants to combine her love of poetry, music and mystery to captivate and surprise old listeners and new.
Wonder is out now.