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Laura Misch releases "Listen To The Sky" as final album preview

14 September 2023, 15:51 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

London-based multidisciplinary artist and producer Laura Misch shares the final taster of her long-awaited debut album, Sample The Sky.

"Listen To The Sky" follows on from previous single, "Portals", and is accompanied by a video directed by Saddiq Abubakar.

"The song is about listening to the sky and worshiping nature, a kind of pagan rave track. So, I knew the video needed stones and ritual, which naturally resulted in a saxophone summoning," Misch says. "I had a vision of the saxophone blowing actual clouds, so I got some smoke grenades and set them off inside an old sax, using the shoot as a release ritual as I’ve been in a process of letting go. Creating is conjuring, and the sax is a natural cauldron.”

“What you see in this one video is actually 4302 laser printed still images on white computer paper. The movement is an illusion. This illusion of movement is what made me want to be a filmmaker as a child. The idea that you can hold something in your hand and summon it into the realm of movement and sound feels alchemical to me," Abubakar adds. "After hearing "Listen To The Sky", I felt the only way to do the music justice was to create an image that feels like a conjuring in itself. Alive with texture and vibrating between two realms!”

“When you live in a city, you can be so disconnected from the kind of nature that doesn't just grow in the cracks. The sky becomes your main reference, one I'm always looking up to because that's the biggest canvas or connection to truly expansive wilderness we have," Misch continues. ""Listen To The Sky" feels like coming back to the central idea of the record, that humans don’t always have the answers, and people (especially those in power) often need to re-learn to listen, there's so much we can learn if we listen to nature.”

"Listen To The Sky" is out now. Laura Misch's debut album, Sample The Sky, arrives on 13 October via One Little Independent.

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