One of the very enchanting qualities that draws me to Laucan’s music is the ability he has to captivate with very little effort.
Take today’s song for example, in all its raw and stripped-back glory, Tectonic Plates has just stopped me in my tracks; I sat down and all I wanted to do was allow it to wash over and sink in. There is grace in the unhurried expression to this song which allows the weightless highs and smooth, contrasting lows of Laucan’s vocals to freely roam.
Laucan says of the song (in an interview with Clash Magazine): “These words were written in a London park one morning and stayed in a notebook for a while before I eventually happened upon them again. I was messing around with some chords, and decided to structure them completely around this bit of writing I had. I played it for the first time, as I remember, almost exactly as I did when recording with Andrew for the EP and I’ve tried not to de-construct it too much. It’s just a little reflection of an isolated moment.”
Raised in Lewes, Laurence Galpin (aka Laucan) is now signed to Radio 6’s Rob da Bank’s label, Sunday Best Recordings and, inspired by ‘folk music of increasing obscurity’, has created his very folk-inspired sound, incorporating a perfect helping of psychedelic pop in the mix.
Laucan is due to release new EP ‘Up Tomorrow’ on March 10th which can be pre-ordered from here.
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