2023 marks the beginning of a bright new chapter for London-based multidisciplinary artist, producer and writer, Laura Misch.
With the announcement of her much-anticipated debut album Sample The Sky stoking the flames of excitement surrounding her and her music, Misch continues to tease her forthcoming studio record with the reveal of her new single, ‘Hide To Seek’.
Following on from the release of ‘Portals’ in June, ‘Hide To Seek’ lays additional emphasis on the dreamlike, ethereal energy Sample The Sky has threaded throughout its runtime. And as an exploration of Misch’s myriad influences, this new piece of music highlights her detailed and meticulous approach to the craft – making her broader debut project that much more of a fascinating one to consider, as fans patiently await its arrival on October 13th.
For fans of artists including Miraa May, Mitski, Cleo Sol and Bon Iver, ‘Hide To Seek’ captivates from the beginning.
“The kind of elemental scope of the album really does expand between the earth and the sky. The track is about desire and wanting someone to draw out parts of yourself that you’re hiding and how we’re all shaped by this interplay. The forest undergrowth feels like a perfect metaphor for the subconscious mind, and it’s a charged song. I imagined these mycelial threads leading the listener into the album world.” LAURA MISCH
This feeling of enchantment that weaves its way around ‘Hide To Seek’ plays into the album’s broader themes of being present, connected and cognisant of the natural world around us. Organic electronic production buoy a narrative delivered with sensitivity. Haunting saxophone and synths bring the track into a unique sonic space, with Misch’s voice being the main guiding force.
On Sample The Sky, a variety of collaborators worked with Misch in bringing her ideas to life. Recorded in South London, Sample The Sky features stellar performances from Misch’s live band, Marysia Osu (harp) and Tomáš Kašpar (guitar), as well as noted composer/producer, William Arcane.
Single Artwork: Ella Pavlides
“Sample the Sky is an album that can be distilled as the feeling you have when you see the sky and you are in such awe that you feel compelled to photograph it and send it to someone – the moments that feel so intimate and personal yet universal, un-ownable and ephemeral.” LAURA MISCH
Laura Misch’s upward trajectory in recent years has seen her emerge as one of the U.K.’s brightest new names. Performances on renowned stages and at events including SXSW, Royal Albert Hall, Berghain and Eurosonic speak to her versatility and sphere of influence. And then there’s the widespread support of her music from global media and radio including BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Wonderland Magazine, The Guardian, NME and Clash Magazine – Laura Misch has wasted no time in establishing a legacy for her name, all on her own.
PRAISE FOR LAURA MISCH
“Laura Misch brings such sentimentality to her music and imbues it with modern electronic flourishes” PopMatters
“Absolutely gorgeous – all pensive rhythms and intelligently layered vocals” Clash Magazine
LAURA MISCH EUROPE/UK TOUR DATES
Tuesday 8 August Rally Festival, London UK Tuesday 31 October B72, Austria AT Wednesday 1 November Jazzno Jazz Festival, Zurich CH Thursday 2 November EspaceJazz / Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne CH Saturday 4 November Arci Bellezza, Milan IT Tuesday 7 November Sala Tempo, Madrid ESP Wednesday 8 November La Nau, Barcelona ESP Friday 10 November BARdzo, Warsaw PL Saturday 11 November Cafe V Lese, Prague CZ Sunday 12 November MTC, Cologne DE Monday 13 November Point Ephemere, Paris FR Tuesday 14 November Botanique Witloofbar, Brussels BE Thursday 16 November Paradiso (Upstairs), Amsterdam NL Saturday 17 November Berghain, Berlin DE Monday 19 November Hebebühne, Hamburg DE Tuesday 20 November Ideal Bar @ Vega, Copenhagen DE Thursday 22 November Stadgardsterminalen, Stockholm SE Friday 23 November Blaa, Oslo NO Monday 4 December King Tuts, Glasgow UK Tuesday 5 December The Wardrobe, Leeds UK Wednesday 6 December Gateshead, Newcastle UK Thursday 7 December Strange Brew, Bristol UK Saturday 9 December Clwb (Main Room), Cardiff UK Sunday 10 December Joiners, Southampton UK Monday 11 December Concorde, Brighton UK Tuesday 12 December Earth (Theatre), London UK