Laura Evans is pleased to announce that her new single I’m Alright will be released on Friday 25thMarch 2022. The new single will be available to stream from Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music via https://ffm.to/lauraevansimalright.
The music video for I’m Alright, directed by Kris Barras, is now available to watch on YouTube via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GJdRHKNQ1g.
Laura’s highly anticipated debut album State of Mind is slated for release Friday 1st July 2022. it’s available for pre-order from Friday 25th March via https://linktr.ee/Laura_evans. All pre-orders will include the instant grat track Fool.
I’m Alright is an exciting new single that is both anthemic and empowering, complete with a blues rock chorus that will be stuck in your head for days. Powerhouse vocals and clever lyrics make this track one you can’t help but sing along to and “turn up loud” in the car.
The new single I’m Alright sees Laura continue to push the boundaries across music genres, appealing to the masses with her unique blues rock sound that makes her stand out from the crowd. Laura explains she had the idea and wrote this song whilst on a plane journey to Greece. “The verse and melody came so quickly like they fell out of sky,” she recalls. She was excited to take it home to producer Josiah J Manning (Kris Barras Band) who really brought it to life! Laura says the true message of the song is “strength.”
Says Laura, “Sometimes when we’re at breaking point, we just have to put on a brave face, face the world and say, “I’m alright” I’ve got through a lot of bad days with this motto as am sure many other people have, so I know people will relate to this song and hopefully feel empowered.”
I’m Alright is accompanied by a fun, rocking new music video endorsed by Orange Amplifiers, and filmed, and edited by Kris Barras for Ignite Productions. The single is released March 25th. Watch the video HERE.
Yes, we are finally getting a long-awaited album from the Welsh singer songwriter who has had quite an astounding year, after the release of her debut E.P. in 2020, that saw her truly making her mark on the British music scene. It seems as if it was only the tip of the iceberg for big things to come for the Nashville loving, rootsy rock songstress.
Born and raised in the valleys of South Wales, you may be wondering how this sweet demeanour, 5ft 3, pretty, blonde valleys girl is becoming one of the UK’s most exciting singer songwriters to hit our airwaves since Stevie Nicks. Laura Evans is proving she is so much more than meets the eye with her powerhouse sweet and smoky vocals, perfectly crafted anthemic hit songs that straddle the worlds of rock, blues, and Americana.
In 2020, Laura first burst on to the music scene with the first single from her debut E.P. Running Back To You which impressively charted straight at number one on the UK blues chart and peaked at 43 on the US blues chart as well as follow up singles Drag Me Back In and Solo were added to several Spotify and Apple Music playlists including Nu-Blue and Blues Drive curated by Heidi Shenk, alongside American artists including Larkin Poe and Dave Stewart Very Nearly Nashville and Apple Music’s New In Country playlist alongside Taylor Swift and Eric Church. The E.P. racked up thousands of streams in the first week of release, resulting in the last single ‘Take Me Back Home’ distributed worldwide by U-NXT c/o Universal Music.
It seemed Laura was an overnight success. On the contrary, this valleys girl has been honing her craft for quite some time. She has finally found and created a sound that is truly breaking through and finding the recognition it deserves. Laura grew up listening to an eclectic mix of music from artists including Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton and more. Even though these influences really shine through on the album there is no doubt Laura with the help of producer Josiah J Manning, has found her own unique sound.
Laura met producer Josiah J Manning in 2020 at Momentum Studios in Devon and together they have worked and collaborated as team ever since. An accomplished singer songwriter Laura had hundreds of songs to choose for the album and she explains that she had to work incredibly hard and did soul searching to decide which tracks were going to make it on to the album and what direction she wanted to push them in.
“It was important for me, not to sound like everyone else and do what everyone else is doing,” explains Laura. “I’m a storyteller, so lyrics are particularly important to me, I like to think every song on this album has its own story. I love big vocals, big chorus’s, strong melodies and pushing myself out of my comfort zone when it comes to recording vocals, too. I’m also a sucker for a ballad, so I had to check in with myself and pick my favourite ballads sparingly so that the album was well balanced. It was imperative that each song on the album makes you feel something and moves you. I’m staying true to who I am as an artist.”
Josiah J Manning is not only a profound producer but a talented multi-instrumentalist, he played every instrument on every track on the album.
“It was clear from day one working with Laura that her sweet vocal tone matched with heavy rocking guitars was just a perfect match and a great contrasting combination, says Josiah. “It was a direction she hadn’t explored before. Once we started exploring that, everything just fell into a place. We found a modern sound but still had a vintage feel about it. It’s rocky with a slight edge but perfectly balanced Laura’s voice. The songs are just so good. We had to get the production right to highlight the songs the best way possible.”
Following the single release Laura will head out on her first UK Headline tour in April before the album is released on Friday 1st July 2022.
STATE OF MIND – TRACK LISTING
I’M ALRIGHT (3.10)
FIRE WITH FIRE (3.02)
STATE OF MIND (3.21)
LET YOU DOWN EASY (3.40)
DRAG ME BACK IN (2.44)
GOOD AT GETTING OVER YOU (4.08)
MESS OF ME (3.47)