Laurel – Fire Breather / The Desert

The next Lana Del Rey is way more interesting than Lana Del Rey, by the fact that A) she writes her songs by herself; B) she has ear for both minimalistic, ticking, modern pop productions (think of Lorde or MØ) and warm piano ballads (thanks to her love for Laura Marling, the artist that got her into music); C) her voice is actually sultry and seductive, at the point that Banks seems the only one around to be able to compete.

19-year-old British songstress Laurel is destined for breakthrough in 2014, which would crown the apparently unstoppable rise that began with the Blue Blood demo. Listen below to her latest single Fire Breather/The Desert, then watch the Patrick Killingbeck-directed video for side A.