Singer (and according to her Instagram account star baker) Laurel Arnell-Cullen has been slowly revealing her charms to the blog brigade ever since we introduced her to the world of Hype Machine love hearts with the stunning Next Time back in May 2012. Since then she’s released Mankind and a demo of a song called Blue Blood which for a few days went a little bit super nova on the internet.
Laurel’s been promising a new song for a few weeks on her Facebook page and today she finally posted it on line. It’s called Fire Breather and thankfully it’s not some warped love child of The Prodigy’s Firestarter and Blu Cantrell's Breathe nor is it a song about Laurel wanting to join the circus. No it’s better than that - with stern drums and eerie synths Fire Breather sounds shadowy, ominous and full of foreboding, Laurel’s vocals sound deeply smouldering as she sings: “What does he want from me?”
There’s something about the letter L. Imagine Lana + Lorde and take them to London. The result (on this song at least) is Laurel. Woah.
Next up for Laurel is her biggest show to date, supporting gold pop Americans Ms Mr at Shepherds Bush Empire in London. This song is available for free download. Get it.
Laurel - Fire Breather