North London hailing singer-songwriter Laurel Smith shares her dark-pop inspired track ‘Game Over’, brimming with pulsing and trippy electronic synths. Laced with a slick hip-hop and R&B undertone, the record is glazed with Laurel’s sultry and unforgettable vocal tone. The accompanying video consists of glitchy and smoky scenes, perfectly reflecting the spacey melodies and metaphorical video game lyricism.
Explaining the meaning behind the single, Laurel said: “‘Game Over’ is a dark, atmospheric track with a driving chorus. It’s about a vicious cycle: being in a situation which you try everything to get out of, but always finding yourself back in the same place you began. Like a character in a video game, every time you die you are regenerated at the start. I wrote the track during a low point in my life where I felt I had no control over anything anymore. I hope others can hear the song and identify with the same feelings I was experiencing.”
The eighteen-year-old rising star has been consistently writing and composing songs since the age of sixteen, and draws inspiration from a range of artists including Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey, Trippie Redd and The Weeknd. After releasing a string of successful singles in 2020, including ‘Candy’ which was featured on Spotify’s Release Radar playlist, Laurel continues to catch attention with her stand-out vocals and effortlessly cool genre-blending brand. This is an artist to keep a close eye on in 2021.