Laura Jean


Laura Jean

Laura Jean – ‘I’m a Rabbit, I’m a Fox’

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If that song title doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry neither does it to me. Everytime I hear this it on the radio I think to myself how silly it was, spend 10 seconds trying to figure out what it means before giving up. But it keeps getting played and I have grown to like the melody of the chorus. It’s weirdly catchy.

Laura Jean has performed alongside M.Ward, Ben Lee, Augie March, Claire Bowditch, Jen Cloher and Sarah Blasko. Pretty much the cream of the crop of Australia’s singer songwriter scene. She released The Hunter’s Ode EP in 2003, and then won a recording grant from the Victorian government Arts Council which enabled her to get a chamber orchestra for her next recording, results of which you are listening to right now. The Swan Song LP was released in May this year on one of my favorite named label, Unstable Ape Records which has released Love of Diagrams, No Through Road and Snap! Crakk!

Laura retells her dreams. Maybe daydreams even. They rarely make sense and that’s ok. That’s what this song means to me now, her fantasy-like imagination brought to life through melody.


6 Responses

  1. chucky @ sandwiches

    October 18, 2006 12:34 pm

    unique voice hey. and thats exactly how i pictured her, playing in grassy fields with animals..

    also, M Ward aint no aussie. he’s from portland Oregon like so many kickarse artists. (decemberists, Dandy Warhols, elliot smith)
    Even the Shins and good old Stevie Malkmus has moved there to get near the action!

  2. Tom&Duds

    October 18, 2006 4:58 pm

    if a pretty girl told me she’s a rabbit and a fox… I wouldn’t care if it made no sense! But when I think about her, I think about Norma Jean, and when I think about her I think about Elton John, and then the fantasy fizzles out… dammit.

  3. jerrysoer

    October 18, 2006 7:29 pm

    well I never said M.Ward was Aussie, just that Laura Jean has played on the same stage with him. I guess the next sentence is confusing. oh well you got the point.



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