By Erika Mathieu
Now based in Los Angeles, Alberta-raised singer-songwriter, Laur Elle is giving her over 100,000 monthly Spotify listeners something new to listen to in the weeks leading up to her album release.
Oklahoma native Laur Elle spent her formative years in Alberta and has connections to Edmonton and Medicine Hat. The up-and-coming indie-pop artist dropped her latest single “The Morning Song” on Aug. 18. It is the fourth release from her full length debut album, which is scheduled for release this fall. Described as an intimate acoustic ballad with a stripped down sound, the music video for “The Morning Song” was published shortly after on Aug. 23.
In a PR release issued by PR firm Indoor Recess, Laur Elle said, “If my life was a movie, The Morning Song would be the soundtrack to the biggest heartbreak of my life. It’s the moment that sinking feeling in your stomach comes rising up to the surface. The moment you notice that nothing feels like it used to. The Morning Song is the quiet realization of the patterns; it’s desperation, denial, and hope all tied into one song.”
With personal lyrics, Laur Elle’s catalogue exudes vulnerability. Powered by her light and airy vocals her self-reflective storytelling is woven together with elements of synth-pop, indie ballads, and youthful brightness.
Citing multiple influences from soft rock icons Third Eye Blind and The Goo Goo Dolls, to Halsey and The 1975, Laur Elle’s music, “bridge(s) the gap between pop artist and singer-songwriter.”
Southern Alberta hockey fans might recognize Laur Elle (Laurel Clouston) as daughter of former Medicine Hat Tigers head coach Shaun Clouston. Laur Elle is also a former internationally competitive athlete as a member of Canada’s National Gymnastics team.
Listeners can stream Laur Elle’s music on Apple Music and Spotify or follow along on social media @IamLaur.Elle on Instagram or https://laurellemusic.com/.