Following the success of her Silver Lined Hearts EP, championed by the likes of The Guardian and Huffington Post, soulful electro-cinematic artist Laura Jae returns with the visuals for her latest track ‘Underwater‘, the first single from her forthcoming Cut Piece EP. Laura’s new material sees her team up with fellow London-based songwriter Dele Ladimeji, renowned for his work in the Japanese music industry. Merging his classic and emotive take on songwriting with her own fresh and blossoming style, ‘Underwater‘ also continues Laura’s collaboration with long-time producer and friend Amour.
Having found herself on her own from the age of 16, the Greenwich-born chanteuse has previously drawn on the occasionally dark experiences of her youth to influence her cinematic approach to music, releasing atmospheric accompanying B&W visuals which enhance her widescreen sound. In keeping with her polished aesthetic, ‘Underwater‘ is accompanied by a video shot in collaboration with British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn, whose innovative work has featured in Vogue. Directed by Joe Woods for his new media platform site Woodworks, it will form part of a content base featuring music videos, film and photography with the aim of promoting the ever important role of sustainability within the creative industries.
In Laura’s own words, “‘Underwater’ was inspired by feeling overwhelmed with multiple changes in my life. I was having problems communicating in a relationship I was in at the time and felt I was sinking into nothingness with no emotional support. This song represents a search for freedom” – something which is clearly communicated in the chorus “I’m underwater, pull me up“.