Album: Laura Misch – Playground

Laura Misch
★★★★☆

We’ve been captivated by the warm infusion of soul /jazz created by Laura Misch for a while now here at Twistedsoul.  So when she dropped her self-produced debut album, Playground a few weeks ago we knew it would be special.

Her smooth jazz stylings have garnered attention with the likes of Gilles Peterson and Red Bull, and live performances have charmed audiences from her support slots with her brother Tom and Noname to headline shows at St James Church.

As with her Daylight EP, much of the material has a laidback jazz-neo soul feel, particularly “Harness” and the soothing “This Road”. It’s hard to single out particular tracks because we love them all, but “Skip” is full of addicting catchy melodies that’re very hard to resist.

Speaking to Somewhere Soul about her inspirations and creative process for the album, Misch explained:

“Inspiration came from lots of places but not one particular artist, but the creative process was very much one of isolation. I worked on my own, in my room. Lots of late night vocal takes and breathy sax takes to avoid making too much noise.”

Misch defies her age with mature lyrical content and a self assured sound, Playground is an impressively confident and entertaining debut album. 

Playground is out now – buy from Bandcamp.

Staff

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