MP3 Laurel - Sweet Insanity
Simultaneously edgy and soulful female vocals on a rock palette with broad strokes of r & b, pop, and blues.
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 90''s Rock, POP: Today''s Top 40
‘Dynamic, powerful, captivating’ is how Laurel’s fans describe her and her music. And now, thanks to the support and encouragement of all of her loyal fans around the Gulf Coast, Laurel is making a splash debuting her album, Sweet Insanity. (see more about Laurel below)
Primarily in the rock genre, Sweet has a surprising range of influences including r & b, pop, blues, and jazz. But with Laurel’s soulful, at times raspy, at times, sirenlike voice weaving throughout, a common thread of power and emotion pulls it all together, leaving a little something for all ages and backgrounds. Early on, Sweet’s third cut, “Could You Love Me”, generated rave reviews by a broad fanbase at shows and on the internet, for its transcendence into all genres. The acoustic flavor of the music and lyrics, portraying a person futilely asking if she can change anything about herself to entice a lover, strikes a real chord with anyone who has ever been in a strained relationship. And although the content of the work does include the many facets of romantic love, including the sultry yet harder rocking song, “Skin Tight” (…’Whatever you want me to do, I’m at your command. Just lead me around your skin, with the touch of your hand’… ), there are other faces of love, like r&b favorite, “Back to Innocence”, which is written from an abusive father’s regretful point of view.
Coloring the music with many different styles, Laurel has shared the drawing board and the stage with several talented musicians, including co-producer and bassist, Kyn Mott, who co-wrote a number of songs, as well as solely crafted, “Goodbye Looks Good on You”, especially with Laurel’s vocals in mind. Guitarist, Kenny Sanders, coming to the album with a resume befitting any rock star, including recording with nationally acclaimed producer, Robert Margonleff (Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Devo, Robin Trower), co-wrote adult contemporary favorite, “It’s Not Over (When You Go).
Sizzling passion and heartbreak, coupled with the playfulness as seen in her live acts are reflected in this original work with intelligent production and musicianship. On stage, a gut wrenching plea on her knees or dancing on tables, on cd, a comedic smoker trying use a lighter on “Fire It Up” or the powerful guitar lead worthy of the album’s hard rockin’ opener, “Rain Down”s thunderous imagery.
Released under Laurel’s independent label, Harbar Records, Sweet Insanity has been narrowing the lines between a passionate entertainer and a powerful work of art.
…more about Laurel’s live act…
Touring regionally in the Gulf Coast area, Laurel, a Lake Charles, Louisiana based entertainer packs a punch that is hard to forget.
With performances such as Port Arthur’s Janis Joplin Birthday Bash, Lake Charles’ prestigious Mardi Gras Krewe of Illusion Ball, opening for nationally acclaimed artist, Leon Russell, performing on Houston and Atlanta festival stages for up to 200,000 attendees, and securing the title of 2005 Lake Charles Rockoff Winner with previous bandmates, the Untouchables, Laurel could probably be best described as the show-stopping, “in your face”, soulful rocker this area has come to love. High energy shows, offering a variety of favorites as well as savvy originals, guarantee to get everyone moving, young and old. Covering songs from Tina Turner, Janis Joplin and Patti Labelle, to more contemporary artists like Melissa Etheridge, Alanis Morissette and Blondie, this siren gives a commanding performance with a raspy power and sultry, sexy tones likened to female greats Stevie Nicks and Etta James.