Taken from ‘Bone of Contention’, the first release from Laura Fell’s debut LP, ‘Safe from Me’ (due out on 20th November 2020 via Baloon Machine Records). Incredibly refined, ‘Bone of Contention’ shares the elegance of a painting that stands proudly at the top of a stately home staircase, more hidden details emerging with each glance – the airy synths, sweeping strings and the richness of Fell’s Aldous Harding-echoing vocal dawning on you with every play.
“Bone of Contention is an exercise in anger, really. I’ve always struggled to feel anger without also feeling out of control, and therefore disempowered. What this song is about is allowing myself to sit with my anger, and ending up finding clarity and power within it,” Fell explains.
A psychotherapist by day, Laura Fell’s upcoming debut album, ’Safe from Me’, is a search for answers from a woman always expected to have them to hand, and the self-punishing frustration that assumption brings.
Fell’s dedication to this journey of self-discovery was unquestionable from the off, so much so that her peers questioned her sanity. Holding down three jobs to fund the record, Fell was determined that the songs would go far beyond their acoustic guitar genesis, assembling classically trained musicians to fully realise her vision.
London-based, Fell only started playing music at 25 when the poetry she had been writing for almost a decade began to feel more like songs. This talent stretches throughout ‘Safe from Me’; Fell invites you to claw at the soil until you strike gold, and the meaning eventually becomes unearthed.