Ahead of her set at Y Not Festival, the East London-based artist counts down her favourite songs.
“We’re going to a future by the sea.”
For years now, East London-based singer-songwriter Laurel has been making waves with her brand of hypnotic, bassy pop, populated with her hair-raising vocals and stark lyrics (treading around love, jealousy and everything in between).
And the singer is showing no signs of slowing down, with her debut album, Dogviolet, causing a stir last year, and a slew of festival appearances this summer.
We caught up with the wunderkind as she curates her ultimate playlist for Wonderland.
Laurel plays Y Not Festival this weekend. Check out her playlist below…
Connan Mockinson – Alice’s Thong
The album Alice’s Thong is from is my all-time favourite. I listen to it every morning, no exaggeration, ask my neighbours. The whole album explores a pretty taboo story line between two unexpected lovers. You really have to listen to the album in whole. It is my dream to see this performed live but I think I have missed the chance.
Chico Buarque – “Ela Desatinou”
This is from the most gorgeous album in the world. The best way to wake up (a favourite before I became obsessed with Jassbusters). Chico is a Brazilian musician and I am personally a fan of anything he does. You would be extremely silly not to try waking up to this one. In fact it is good for absolutely any time of day!
Fela Kuti – “Everything Scatter”
This song is pure genius. If only I could have been a part of it. I’m sure everybody that knows this song feels the same. It’s a real classic in the truest sense of the word. It makes me want to dance late at night in the summer with a large glass of wine – having had 3 at least already.
Yves Tumor – “The Feeling When You Walk Away”
A song to listen to in the bath. Very bubbly. Personally I go for some magnesium bath salts too, get those candles going and then whoooooosh put some Yves Tumor on. The guitar loop in this song is one of dreams.
Arthur Russell – “That’s Us”
You could make really good pancakes to this song. Any variety, fat ones, thin crepes. Savoury/sweet. Don’t ask me why, but Arthur Russell just goes well with the perfect pancakes.