Words: Saam Das
We've been keeping a watchful eye on youthful Londoner Laura Boyle for quite some time - we noticed her over a year ago through her pal Ellie James, aka Ellie Makes Music. Both share an affinity for the acoustic sound, crafting heartfelt folk-inspired offerings. The duo have even combined, and you can listen to one such duet, along with some of Laura's efforts below.
Laura's latest song 'Wanderlust' (download for free below), spurred us into action - possibly her finest track yet - despite some rough-around-the-edges production. Laura's formula here is simple - a delicate guitar sound, soulful melodies, and soothing backing vocals - and one that's done to perfection.
Laura has particularly come into maturity of recent times, and an obvious comparison is Laura Marling. Boyle's soft, breathy voice is quite magical - no surprise that Bella Union head honcho Simon Raymonde has already shown interest in her considerable musical talents. Undoubtedly, others in the industry will have been equally impressed.
Laura Boyle seems to be one of a number of supremely talented young female solo artists that are emerging of late, along with the likes of Ellie Makes Music, Mahalia, and Rae Morris. Big things potentially await for all of them in the future.
Find more info on Laura Boyle at facebook.com/pages/Laura-Elizabeth-Boyle.