Meet Laur Elle: a native of Oklahoma, raised in Alberta, Canada, and ready to provide a healthy dose of escapism.
Laur Elle is a singer-songwriter who has always been drawn to the magic of words. The daughter of a hockey coach, she was raised with the focus and precision of an athlete, eventually becoming an internationally competitive gymnast for the Canadian national team. Even so, words were where she unlocked her voice, beginning first as a poet before finding herself gravitating to peers playing music.
After attending jam sessions and open mics, Laur Elle discovered that nothing in life made her happier than being in the creative community. Industrious and a self-starter through and through, she took a desk job at a music school to become more ingrained with fellow artists. She was hoping to connect with like-minded thinkers, peers, and other music lovers — and she succeeded. Soon finding herself co-writing and working with producers, Laur Elle confirmed that music is more than a hobby. It is her calling.
Laur Elle remembers growing up with the soft rock of Goo Goo Dolls and Third Eye Blind before being drawn to the storytelling of Taylor Swift, the playfulness of The 1975, and the bracing authenticity of artists like Halsey and Dominic Fike. Rather than simply try to synthesize these artists and their respective sounds, she’s instead found herself working to bridge the gap between pop artist and singer-songwriter.
Laur Elle’s music starts with her pen and her guitar. Her airy vocals, grounded lyrics, and lush sound create the perfect vehicle for escapism — a sound she calls music perfect for running (or, more appropriately, driving) away from problems.
As an artist in her early 20s, Laur Elle uses her music to process her own emotions. Writing has become her escape, and she now wants to offer the same kind of solace for her listeners. Her songs are a way for her to release her emotions — and if she can help anyone else do the same with her music, she’ll consider it a success.