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Amateurs

by Laura Jean

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yin yang yong ☯️👹
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yin yang yong ☯️👹 Lands exactly as intended Favorite track: Too Much To Do.
Reverend Gwyon
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Reverend Gwyon Wattlebird in the field recording noted and appreciated.
Petal Rosalie
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Petal Rosalie this is one of the greatest choruses I've ever heard. Favorite track: Folk Festival.
kim_guthrie
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kim_guthrie What's not to love? brilliantly arranged cleverly written and eminently listenable. With Laura's gloriously not too sweet folk tinged vocals.
Jazzdub57
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Jazzdub57 I've been listening to this all morning. It's a great record that's beautifully produced with the right balance of songs. One of the joys of life is when music like this comes along and lifts your spirits. Favorite track: Folk Festival.
ivanerik
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ivanerik Laura Jean is back, yey! Just sublime.... and nothing amateur to be found here, or maybe I missed the point and there is? I dunno yet, but's let's hope that one day all amateurs sound this good. Favorite track: Rock'n'Roll Holiday.
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Amateurs is a stunning, string-laden album, set at a mystical midway point between the deep synth-pop of Devotion and the folkier sounds of Laura’s earlier work. Laura worked with producer Tim Bruniges (Miiesha, Honey 2 Honey, The Dead Sea) in Stanmore and St Peters on Gadigal Country in-between the long 2020-2021 lockdowns. Erkki Veltheim (Gurrumul, Archie Roach) arranged gorgeous strings for the album, which were recorded by Devotion producer John Lee in Naarm/Melbourne.

Amateurs is an album about anti-art and anti-intellectual culture in Australia (that also applies to other parts of the world). It sees Laura questioning her role as a songwriter and examining the reality of her choices to prioritise art over other parts of her life. It is also a warmhearted, humorous and sonically breathtaking album. “These songs arise from my acceptance that I will always be an ‘amateur’,” Laura says.”At the same time, I was fuelled by a desire to create something inordinately luxurious and beautiful.”

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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released November 4, 2022

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