PREMIERE: Laurel Laxxes & Gavin Beach strike balanced gold on ‘Somewhere New’
Teaming up with UK artist Gavin Beach, Aussie producer LAUREL LAXXES has struck a beautifully neat balance between soul and chill electronica on his new cut, ‘Somewhere New’. We’re very excited to be premiering this one today via Purple Sneakers.
The first inklings of this track came together when Laxxes was writing over in Cardiff at Acapella Studios. He’s found a way to visualise the breathtaking landscapes of the area in the UK he was living in, and ‘Somewhere New’ is the embodiment of his time there.
‘I was living such an incredible life at this point. Being enamoured with the new landscapes I was finding myself in around Europe whilst being afforded the opportunity to collaborate with international artists left me feeling so inspired and positive.’
There’s tinkling marimbas, gentle water-like SFX and a complex soundscape that reveals more of itself the more you listen. It’s a careful whisper of a track, never once becoming louder than it needs to be. Beach‘s vocal provides the perfect balance between Laxxes‘ careful production style and by injecting that element of soul into it, the collaboration is taken to new heights.
Of the pair’s meeting, Laxxes‘ said:
‘I met Gavin and his producer at the studio in the hills and instantly fell in love with Gavin’s voice and admired his laid back and respectful personality. Upon returning to Australia, I knew that I had to get Gavin on the track, knowing his vocals would sit perfectly in the track and absolutely shine where they needed to.’
It’s the perfect rainy day soundtrack, so you can guarantee that we’ll be listening to this one in the office all day.
Listen to ‘Somewhere New’ via your streaming service of choice here.
Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF