Photos by: Rachael McAllister
When it comes to vocalists there are a handful of names that stand out. In my personal opinion, Laura Brehm is one of those names. Laura has been working with top-tier names in the EDM world, as well as being an accomplished folk singer; and the result is nothing short of spectacular. Her latest work of art is a track made with Ellis called Starting Over. The Future Bass track is yet another legitimate example of why I consider Laura Brehm's voice to be one of the best I have ever heard. The gracefulness of her voice in direct contrast to the expansive songs which usually engulf it is one of my absolute favorite things to listen to.
Recently, Laura Brehm moved to England to study music production in order to further her craft. I was lucky enough to have one of the hardest working women in the music business take a quick break to answer a few questions. Take a few minutes to listen to the latest release from Ellis & Laura Brehm – Star Over, and be sure to read what Laura has been up to across the pond below.
Laura Brehm Interview
You recently moved to London to study music production and how to dj at Point Blank. Can you possibly put into words what that has been like?
Indeed! I start school on Monday (July 2nd) so I’ve been focusing on getting settled and adjusted so far. It’s definitely been surreal, but really positive! I’m excited to learn more about music production, sound engineering, DJ’ing, and music business at Point Blank.
I know you have worked with a few UK artists in the past, have you been able to connect with any of them in person?
Yes, with in the EDM scene, most of the artists that I have worked with online are based in the UK. I’ve been able to write songs with some of them in person now too, including Paul Aiden, Elliot Berger, and Draper. I’m looking forward to strengthening those professional relationships by being here and meeting more producers and songwriters that I can work within the near future.
Have you done any performances in England yet? Have you noticed any differences in the crowds?
I have done an acoustic set with Ellis for Hopfest, a family-friendly music festival that just took place outside of Birmingham. We had the chance to perform on the BBC Introducing stage! I can’t say I’ve noticed many differences in the crowds compared to the USA yet because live performance hasn’t been my focus for the past several years; it’s been more about studio work. I’m excited to get back into it and figure out my live solo set that
incorporates both acoustic and electronic after I’ve acquired some new skills via school.
Your latest release, Start Over a collaboration with Ellis, is a beautiful Future Bass track; does the title tie into the decision to further improve your craft overseas or does it relate to something else altogether?
It’s a bit ironic because I actually wrote this song years ago, and it just sat in a file on my laptop for quite some time before it landed with Ellis. I wrote it about wishing that a relationship would essentially “start over” as if it would fix all the problems if you could go back and have a reset, so it’s actually more about that. Though, the actual title of the song works well if you just consider that with the timing of my big move overseas!
What can Lara Brehm fans look forward to?
My fans can look forward to my continued vocal work and collaborations, the expansion of my YouTube channel, more self-produced solo music, more content from Electric Bird Records, and eventually, live shows! I’m trying to become the most well-rounded musician that I can possibly be; I hope that it will show in my work to come. 🙂