Sydney-born, Melbourne-based songwriter Laura Jean is a powerful, singular voice in Australian music.
“Maybe the sharpest communication of the spooky, all-consuming nature of feminine love” - Lorde
Sydney songwriter Laura Jean is revered for the striking beauty of her music and the strength of her piercing, intimate lyrics. She has been shortlisted twice for the Australian Music Prize, toured UK/Europe with Courtney Barnett, Aldous Harding and Jenny Hval, NZ with Marlon Williams, and played Meredith, Dark Mofo and Falls Festival.
2018 album Devotion had superlative reviews from Pitchfork, NME and elsewhere, and made it into end of year lists for Spin and Apple Music. Devotion was nominated for four Age Music Victoria Awards, three AIR Awards and shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize.
Laura Jean signed with Chapter Music in 2011, her album A fool who’ll called “an uncompromising triumph” by Rolling Stone. In 2014, Laura recorded her self-titled album in the UK with producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Aldous Harding), with backing vocals by Norwegian star Jenny Hval.
Laura sings on albums such as Paul Kelly’s Spring and Fall, Feelin’ Kinda Free by the Drones, Hope Downs by Rolling Blackouts CF and Grand Salvo’s Sea Glass. She also features on three songs on Jenny Hval’s album The Practise of Love.