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Laura Groves Shares Video For New Single “Foolish Game” – New EP Due 4th December via Bella Union

November 25, 2020
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Laura Groves Shares Video To New Single “Foolish Game”

Taken From Upcoming 6-track EP “A Private Road” out 4th December via Bella Union 

With her new 6-track EP A Private Road due for release 4th December via Bella Union, and having previously shared a video for lead track ‘Infinite Wisdom’Laura Groves has shared a striking video for new single “Foolish Game”.

Of the track Groves says: “Foolish Game is a song about the tension between the thrill and the hurt of a situation you can’t seem to let go of – the harshness and tenderness of submission to the same pattern even though we know it may be bad for us, and the strength that can come from becoming aware and taking control. I wanted to evoke the feeling of a slow dance at the end of a night and the thoughts that might go through your head on the journey home afterwards.”

The video, created by Red Chartreuse, can be seen below:

Laura Groves is an intoxicating artist. Each beautiful orchestration that we have a taste of, Laura just stuns. This visceral performer will leave you in awe. The new track showcase the deep synth/electro cuts which resonate to your emotions. Then the absolutely expressive and harrowing harmonies Laura layers over the intricate loops and dazzle. A striking effort from this vital musician.

Groves has also announced news of a special socially distanced London livestream show for the week after release at Folklore in Hackney.

Friday 11th December – London – Folklore tickets

Of the A Private Road EP Groves says: “This record, made mostly on my own, became both a channel for the expression of an inner world and an imagined soundtrack to my physical journeys through the city. It is rooted in the stories, atmospheres, mistakes and wrong turns, desires and layers of meaning that run through and play out in the landscapes we inhabit. The songs are snapshots of late night journeys across the river, the sparks of love that transform us and keep us going, the dead ends that the mind can lead us down, the erotic, the visible and invisible places we pass through as they merge and are erased and overwritten. The ability and opportunity to create and connect through music is a gift and I’m so happy to be able to share these new explorations with you.”

Laura Groves is an artist and producer born in West Yorkshire and based in South London. As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, she explores themes of inner worlds, healing, connection, and imagined environments and real-life surroundings, mixing traditional songwriting with experimental synthesised sounds, textural electronic layering, and a passion for home recording. Following on from her work as Blue Roses on XL Recordings, Laura has released two EPs under her own name on DEEK Records, created with long-time collaborator Bullion: ‘Thinking About Thinking’ (2013) and ‘Committed Language’ (2015). 

Along with her solo work and three-piece band, Nautic, Laura has built a reputation as a sought after collaborator, in both live and recorded settings, for the likes of Darkstar, Wilma Archer, Sampha, Westerman, The Paul Institute, Bat for Lashes, and Hannah Peel. Delving into the art of soundtracks, Laura scored the silent film ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ at the BFI and Latitude Festival, along with creating her own moving image work to accompany her music.  

Laura has been regularly played on BBC6 Music, championed by Guy Garvey, and continuously featured on NTS with both guest slots and performances. She has been featured in The Fader, DUMMY, Dazed, and The Line of Best Fit. Notable performances include Glastonbury, Bestival, Green Man, NTS at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, along with supporting St Vincent and Wild Beasts.

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