LAUREL HALO

LAURELHALO

In 2012, American Laurel Halo reaped tons of flattering reviews with her debut album Quarantine. The album received Album of the Year honours from The Wire, and ranked high on many year-end lists. It evinced a very personal progression towards an entirely experimental pop aesthetic; one obsessed with synths and with the immersive nature of sound and manipulated voice to turn themes like loss or discomfort even more somber. With Chance of Rain, the album she released last year, she left behind the vocal and persuaded a more rhythmic and robust specter. Her music is innovative and complex without leaving aside the enjoyable aspect of experimentation. In May this year, we were lucky to experience her new live act, which already had clear references to the themes of her wonderful second album, which we can assure you it will make dozens of heads spark when they see her in this year’s edition.