“a guitar slinging chanteuse with a voice that could lay the southern ocean down to rest”
Jock Serong, Australian Author
Winner of the People’s Choice Folk award in the 2018 South Australian Music Awards, 'Secrets' gently unwraps Laura's beautiful gift as a songwriter. She writes whimsical songs with intriguing intimacy, full of love and purpose. With hints of youthful wisdom Laura’s song writing is matched with a stunning clarity and tone to create a beautiful soundscape.
Laura’s newest studio album ‘Secrets’ infinitely defines her stunning sound. Her fourth studio recording, it demonstrates a deviation from the somewhat laid back demeanour of her earlier albums Guava Tree and Blue Skies and greatly compliments her best selling solo release Powdered Sunshine from 2014. The songs here are emotionally raw, painfully honest and yet threaded with a singular bright positivity... swung from the heartfelt letter that didn't get through, to ballads of stargazing, shoe-gazing and road-tripping.
After touring nationally and with newfound pride in her sense of place, Laura’s home on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula helps define her impeccable indie folk sound. Secrets was recorded live in several stunning locations that clearly defines the releases ambiance. From Mixmaster’s studio, known for its incredible acoustic warmth to the stunning stonewalls of a restored historic barn for the tracks Beautiful and Dreamer.
“On my travels I was often asked where have you been hiding? I believe there’s something beautiful about discovering a secret destination or new experience that really resonates in your heart. If it’s a tasty new coffee or the discovery of a great musician, when you find something new it’s like your own little secret discovery but the best part you ask? Just as quick as you find it you want to share it, after all life is best shared with the people you love right?” - Laura Hill
In modern society where moments are fleeting and Laura’s belief that the best things in life are better shared Laura chose to shun modern day smoke and mirrors for a release that is real and sure to pull you back to the simple things in life; the Moments and people that really matter.
In all seriousness, it hasn’t been an easy two years for the reserved Laura Hill with several life changing events causing a stumble and nearly stopping the release all together. During the recording and production process she became a new mother and in a brutal twist of fate, grappled with the news and complications around her Mum, Dad and Aunty being diagnosed with cancer.
These events prove there is no doubt Laura is a lover, she has an undeniable desire to make the world a better place through her music and live performance, managing to establish connections on so many levels. No one gig defines Laura and as long as her music is touching the lives of her listeners she will continue to shine. Wether you’re a lucky listener rambling along at a bustling market, fortunate enough to have her play at your wedding or a secret garden show, playing solo shows or at some of Australia’s most cherished festivals, nothing is to big or small.
As an independent artist, your support and generosity never goes unnoticed and Laura can’t wait to connect with you somewhere out there soon.
As an independent musician my songwriting is as true as it was the day my musical journey began. After becoming a mum I decided to dance down a different musical path! Accompanying my bigger gigs, corporate shows and weddings, I love taking my music to the people on the street, festivals, in beautiful boutique venues or even better, at your place for secret garden shows. If you have seen me performing my craft and didn't get a chance to show your support here's your chance! I would be forever grateful and every small show of support keeps me on my musical journey!
Much love xoxo
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