Today it’s our pleasure to introduce to you a budding talent we believe could well be the next Christina Aguilera or Katie Perry. Laura Roy may be a new name to many ears but the Nova Scotia native cut her teeth years ago at the renowned Gordie Sampson Songcamp. While attending songwriting camps organized by the Songwriters’ Association of Canada Laura had the opportunity to sit at the feet of such veterans as Rob Wells (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande), Caitlyn Smith (John Legend, Meghan Trainor) and Gordie Sampson himself (Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood). Taking her schooling from these industry leaders on board, together with formal music lessons from college, Laura embarked on a career that would see her share the stage with the likes of Canadian R&B star Jully Black and rap veteran Rakim. Among her other achievements is the ‘Best R&B Artist’ title bestowed on her by the Coast Magazine.
But what Laura will undoubtedly call her crowning glory is her debut EP which she has named after herself. Strictly speaking it’s not her first ever recording; when she was 16 she put together an EP composed of songs penned during her lunch breaks, copies of which she sold out of her backpack. Released on the 3rd of July, ‘Laura Roy‘ is a collection of inspirational ditties couched in radio-friendly instrumentation. The songs are not about wishing life’s harsh realities away, but facing them with the right mindset. ‘Don’t Chase The Feeling’ beautifully sets the tone for the rest of the album shining down on the listener with bright keys and groovy drums. Its lyrics encourage you not to rush; to still yourself and watch things fall into place in their own time. The succeeding track ‘Looking The Other Way’ has equally catchy beats and a similarly positive message. Laura waves a confident goodbye to a previous love interest who didn’t realize what they had till it was gone. Things take a bit of a reflective turn on ‘Full Moon’ in which the singer expresses faith in her love withstanding all manner of challenges. By the time you get to ‘Plastic’ you will think you have been listening to an accomplished pop star.
Download Laura Roy here and explore the rest of the songs at your leisure. Let us know what you think of this gifted artist.
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