Perspectives & Avatars, her new album, will be released in October 2020. In it, she is digging deeper into pop, soul, electric and danceable music. Her direct, straightforward poetry is like a role play, enabling her to switch points of view and put on a variety of masks. With her subjective camera in hand, Laura relates the existential considerations and obsessions of a wolf, a cloud, a song, a satisfaction survey or even a witch about to be burned alive.
Perspectives & Avatars is an album of songs featuring such prestigious guests as Philippe Katerine, Mélissa Laveaux, Becca Stevens, Emel Mathlouthi, Ian Chang (Son Lux, Moses Sumney). It is based on a simple concept, whereby each song is a character – an avatar.
Harpist, singer-songwriter and producer Laura Perrudin first came to the limelight in 2015 with the release of her first album Impressions, prompting reviews in Le Monde, the BBC, FiP and Les Inrocks. Poisons & Antidotes followed in 2017 – a pop phenomenon blending soul music with electronica and experimental folk, based on the original use of the electric chromatic harp, an instrument created just for her. Using her unique voice to delve into all kinds of research and electronic manipulations, Laura’s very personal universe materializes wonderfully during concerts where her "perfect geek" panoply swells to higher effects using pedals, laptop and multitrack looper to boost both her harp and voice.
She has performed for the french and international live circuits, attending indie events for groundbreaking artists (Transmusicales de Rennes, Eurosonic Noorderslag, PopKultur Festival Berlin, MaMA…) and taking on the most prestigious jazz scenes (Antique Jazz Theater in Vienne, Winterjazz Fest NYC, EFG London Jazz fest, Jazz à la Villette, Paris Jazz Festival...).