Where previous albums filled these maps with folk and rock arrangements, in Devotion she projects her words with atmospheric R&B and evocative synth-pop tones. NZ artist Lorde praised first single Touchstone as “maybe the sharpest communication of the spooky, all-consuming nature of feminine love I’ve ever seen.”
Devotion looks at the connections that span vast distances and time. Laura explains it’s “about how a lonely coastal childhood filters into a contemporary adult life… I wrote this album for my mum, middle sister and myself as we were at that time – eccentric, romantically unfulfilled teens and a stressed-out single mum trying to have a love life.” In this way Devotion offers a detailed chart of evolving lives with ever-shifting boundaries.
Devotion is out now via Chapter/ Inertia.
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