Hey there. I am Laura Marie (though go under the penname Laufrey. Love Norse Mythology, and fantasy. I believe in the sentiment, "try anything once." I have self published short stories and poetry on Amazon (under Laura Marie) and now I have moved onto turning my poetry into lyrics. I have recently been using Songbay to advertise my talents.
My offer is to collaborate with songwriters, and make sweet music together - awfully crass sounding, but couldn't help myself lol. I like all music and feel that my lyrics/poetry is quite rounded so don't really have a specific genre focus. I think, the things I have been most proud with have been fantasy, roughly based on reality.
My most proud work is the song featured on my profile (The Ballad of Wistlemouth and Mouthewistle.) The composition was done by Chris Porter and Gary Cubberly of Songbay, and this has given me inspiration for other projects, one which shall take place on stage in the coming year (all things going well)
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Laufrey
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was really proud (and obsessed) with The Ballad of Wistlemouth and Mouthwistle... it was a poem I wrote about a long distance relationship I had with a brilliant man. I decided to see what it would sound like as a song. And, low and behold it made me start on this journey.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog, for I like it old school
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will not slate your artistic talent if we can work together, and that if you don't think that the lyric will work and needs tweaking, we can tweak together. I don't like when people's ego's get the best of them.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A notebook, a pen, a large amount of loo roll (yet less than many have taken in lockdown) and a flaregun, and my ADHD meds...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been writing since I was a child, and going forward I don't see myself stopping any time soon, but feel its time that I actually put it to some use.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Johnathan Young... because he looks like my first boyfriend...and I found it quite a funny thing... probably not a good enough reason to WORK WITH. I suppose I do have a dream of using him, in a collaboration... such as him or the guys from Alestorm or Angelo Bissanti... doing a cover of The ballad of Mouthwistle and Wistlemouth... along with a few others that I am currently trying to claw out my brain, and make it into something bigger... because I've got a weird dream atm of... a metalish project.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Please don't ask me this question yet, I will let you know a little later.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Fantasy/mental health issues is a strong focus in a lot of things I write.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can make men cry. I know that sounds like a sadist, but it is a very strong thing to be able to bring out a person's emotions by using words alone. And, as men are often taught to be devoid of emotion, I feel having a man sat next to you or speaking on something like... the internet/phone... in tears through happiness.. must be quite a strong skill.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The words.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I go for a walk and a bird will sing, or "the inner demons" will start to speak up then comes out the notepad.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio... study... is basically my computer and note pad... and a field.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by anyone that has a heart. Currently, I am inspired by such people as Johnathan Young, Alestorm, Acid Reign, Irish Rovers... but I think anyone is inspirational if you can pinpoint what their spark is. I am somewhat vibeing on Foil Arms and Hog... comedy, but they do songs too.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write poetry and lyrics