Laura Jean - "First Love Song" (audio) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

4 June 2014

You can stream the stripped-down and reflective "First Love Song" by Australian singer/songwriter Laura Jean (with background vocals from Jenny Hval) exclusively at PopMatters.
 
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Laura Jean

Laura Jean

(Chapter Music)
US: 22 Aug 2014
UK: Import

The sparse, reflective arrangement of Melbourne, Australia singer-songwriter Laura Jean’s “First Love Song” may suggest a somber meditation on that most universal of human experiences. However, as Jean understands it, the truth is a lot less flowery. “This song is very straightforward to the point of being almost banal,” she says: “I suppose on some level I meant it to be. Love stories are often boring.”
  
Featuring background vocals from Jenny Hval, “First Love Song” is one of nine other tracks that form Jean’s self-titled debut, to be released on August 22nd through Chapter Music.

 

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