Laurell

Laurell

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandPopAcoustic

With 2 top #10 single and a 2010 Western Canadian Music Award for Pop Album of the Year, Laurell's tunes have been featured on MTV, NBC, CTV, and Muchmusic.

Biography

www.laurell.ca

Whether they are broken, battered, or standing perfectly strong, Vancouver’s playful, passionate, pop songstress, LAURELL, has been busy collecting hearts one room at a time. With coy, effortless vocals thrown around sticky, melodic hooks, truth-cut lyrics, and urban-acoustic beats, Laurell has personalized the art of transforming songs into sparklers, burning into audible space a wild, living sound that lights up the air and leaves a lasting memory of it’s imprint.

WINNER of POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Western Canadian Music Awards) and nominated for two Canadian Radio Awards and Pop Artist of the Year (Canadian “INDIES”), Laurell’s cluttered shelf of accolades include TWO top #10 radio singles, winning the Billboard World Song Contest with her title track “Can’t Stop Falling”, being named Bell Mobility’s Indie Artist Search Winner, being crowned “Vancouver Idol” on Canadian Idol, and placing as a top finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. A profound writer, Laurell’s songs have been featured on MTV’s “The Real World”, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”, CMT’s “Meet The Wilson’s”, and Muchmusic’s “Degrassi” and “Life With Boys”.

With three Canadian tours under her belt, Laurell has also found herself front and centre at Vancouver’s Canada Day Celebration (Canada Place), Surrey’s Fusionfest, and Barrie’s Earth Hour and Waterfront Festivals. The sweet songstress has also showcased her talent at Canadian Music Week and Breakout West as well as performed live on countless radio and TV stations across Canada.

Exhaling after the success of her latest album and regrouping under a new umbrella of creativity, it appears a new corner has been rounded in the artist’s ever-searching quest for growth and inspiration; with so many accomplishments already under her belt, one still can’t help but feel that from what we know of Laurell, this is only just the beginning.

For more information contact: info@laurell.ca

Lyrics

Liverpool

Written By: Laurell Jane Barker

LIVERPOOL LYRICS. (FOR MY GRANDPARENTS.)
BY LAURELL BARKER (ARTIST: LAURELL)

Widowed by 25, starving but still alive, standing in history with blisters on both bare feet, one coat to keep 3 warm and one room to call a home for the night. But the seaside’s forgotten and teeth going rotten and oh just to rest would be nice, cause the hopes bet on horses’ wins and work when the ships are in can’t pretend to suffice. And it’s hard to believe all you have seen all you have seen. So this is where I come from. Where the dirtiest teeth and the blackest of streets add up to Liverpool grey. So this is where I come from. Where the cigarette smoke and the birds and the blokes carry on still today and have somehow found their way. The air raid’s the only sound, the house is hit 3 doors down and planes fly around overhead. Sitting under the stairs saying all sorts of eager prayers about winding up dead. Warming up down the pub, 99 sink a sub, jam selling out by the spoon, bleeding dry charities, boys saying “marry me, I’ll be ‘ome soon.” And it’s hard to believe all you have seen all you have seen. So this is where I come from. Where the dirtiest teeth and the blackest of streets add up to Liverpool Grey. So this is where I come from. Where the cigarette smoke and the birds and the blokes carry on still today and have somehow found their way. Oh and on that road, you picked up the coal. Yes, and on that road, you picked up the coal. You picked up the coal. So this -

Can't Stop Falling

Written By: Laurell Jane Barker, Ryan Stewart

Verse 1:
Door closes, I'm blown away
Goodnight kiss, you drive me crazy
Watch you go, till your car's out of sight
You can take me out every night

Chorus:
Can't get you out of my head,
I'm getting ready to fall
Over you, you're sticking like glue, yeah
I want you all to myself
Can't get you off of my mind
I'm feeling lucky this time
I don't know, it's not for sure
but you got something different
And I can't stop falling, I can't stop falling, no I
Can't stop falling for you

Verse 2:
Come closer, sweet maybe
One touch enough, I'm going crazy
Don't let go, I've never been here before
So into you, you leave me wanting more

Chorus

Bridge:
I'm a helpless love
I can't get enough
I'll bet you I'm not gonna let you go

Chorus
Tag:
Door closes, I'm blown away
Goodnight kiss, you drive me crazy

The Letter

Written By: Laurell Jane Barker, Glen Phillips

If I write you a letter, if I write you a letter
Will it take me all day
Would I sit at this table with a - a million thoughts
And no words to say

I'll cave
Before it comes out
Afraid
Of what I've held
Inside
All this
Time

I hope you miss me, still want to be my friend
But I'm so angry, I don't want to talk to you again
You were the - the best part of me
And what is left but a letter that you won't ever read

If I pull it together, if I send this letter
Will you even open it up
Will you throw it in the fire, will you keep it in your pillow and
Dream of love

But I
Already changed my
Mind
Now that the ink is
Dry
I can't change that
Last line

I hope you miss me, still want to be my friend
But I'm so angry, I don't want to talk to you again
You were the - the best part of me
And what is left but a letter that you won't ever read
I think I hate you, although now I'm not so sure
Yes. No. I love you. I just can't write down anymore
Cause you were the best part of me and what is left
But a letter that you won't ever read

It's Dark Out

Written By: Laurell Jane Baker, Ron Lopata

It’s so confusing to see you have to play this part
So un-amusing to watch the demolition of your heart
I can’t remember what I am supposed
To say and do to carry you to better

And honesty you care for me in ways
I need to learn

It’s dark out and I’m just about too far from reaching you before you fall
But you’re not alone
Cause it’s dark out but your not without a heart that follows with you through it all
This is your song to take with you

You’re so much strong than I ever was or will be
But something’s wrong here cause I see you treading water helplessly
And I can’t do more so I’m scared
I’m not jumping in will you learn to swim and get to shore

And honesty you care for me in ways
I need to learn

It’s dark out and I’m just about too far from reaching you before you fall
But you’re not alone
Cause it’s dark out but your not without a heart that follows with you through it all
This is your song to take with you

In my eyes you are the tower, surprised in your darkest hour, tell me that you’re gonna find the light that’s in you friend of mine
I know there is a reason for such a season, all the shots are being thrown but just remember through blows that
I’m with you I’m with you I’m with you I’m with you

It’s dark out and I’m just about too far from reaching you before you fall
But you’re not alone
Cause it’s dark out but your not without a heart that follows with you through it all
This is your song to take with you
It’s dark out and I’m just about too far from reaching you before you fall
But you’re not alone
Cause it’s dark out but your not without a heart that follows with you through it all
This is your song to take with you

Let It Go

Written By: Laurell Jane Barker, Steve Bertrand

I’ve got one thing left to say to you,
so I won’t make haste and instead waste this minute or two
So weigh my words
and make sure you heard
It’s about right now and not knowing how
to do this right
It’s about us here, it’s about this fears
of a love that’s just within our sight

You could say there’s nothing more
to this and miss
whatever lies in store

So let it go, put it out there, leave the doubts that lead to nowhere,
cling to me and we’ll release out pride
Trip and fall, see if I care, creep or crawl, we’re gonna get there,
I confess I need you on this ride

This gift to you I give it for free
and it can’t be lost but count the cost, you’re everything
So listen in
Cause the story’s about to begin

We both know there’s something more
to this, so don’t miss
whatever lies in store

So let it go, put it out there, leave the doubts that lead to nowhere,
cling to me and we’ll release out pride
Trip and fall, see if I care, creep or crawl, we’re gonna get there,
I confess I need you on this ride

We’re tripping on toes, banging up shoulders, stumbling on to another year older, learning how to walk in stride
I know that you know we’ll make it, here’s our chance so jump and take it

So let it go, put it out there, leave the doubts that lead to nowhere,
cling to me and we’ll release out pride
Trip and fall, see if I care, creep or crawl, we’re gonna get there,
I confess I’m such a mess I need you, I need you to
let it go, put it out there, leave the doubts that lead to nowhere,
Just try to fall and fall, see if I care, creep or crawl, we’re gonna get, we’re gonna get, we’re gonna get there
We’re gonna get there….

Run

Written By: Laurell Jane Barker, Dean Truitt

You were more than I could take, I was so tender
I’d steal away, lick my wounds and not surrender, so I
Kept on leaving, but now I see you’re what I need so

Say you’ll wait for me to come I’ll try to find my way back home
We always make the same mistake and
Run
And run

Couldn’t lose my ideas of perfection
I’d rather flee than feel the sting of your rejection, so I
Kept on leaving, but now I see you’re what I need so

Say you’ll wait for me to come I’ll try to find my way back home
We always make the same mistake and
Run

I can’t take you being far away but I can’t seem to make a change
Coming back to you is all I wanna do, I only hope it’s not too late

Say you’ll wait for me to come I’ll try to find my way back home
We always make the same mistake and
Run
Say you’ll wait for me to come I’ll try to find my way back home
We always make the same mistake and
Run
And run
And run

You were more than I could take, I was so tender

Wrapped Up In You

Written By: Laurell Jane Barker (SOCAN)

Wrapped Up In You - Laurell Jane Barker (SOCAN)

Tis the season for holiday cheer
So many reasons to hold you near
Yeah, the mistletoe is helping my cause
And I hope you know my letter went to Santa Claus
It says…

What I want for Christmas, well
It’s all wrapped up in you
It’s all wrapped up in you
What I want for Christmas, well
It’s all wrapped up in you
It’s all wrapped up in you
So please tell me what I’ll find
When it comes the time
To untie the bow, let me finally know
That you’re mine

Whistler snow is like a wonderland
It goes so cold, oh could I hold your hand
Cause you outshine those coloured lights
All the Christmas trees and slient nights

What I want for Christmas, well
It’s all wrapped up in you
It’s all wrapped up in you
What I want for Christmas, well
It’s all wrapped up in you
It’s all wrapped up in you

No, it can’t be found in shopping malls
Ice skates on frozen ponds or deck the halls
It refuses to be wrapped in green and red
It’s a gift of the heart instead

What I want for Christmas, well
It’s all wrapped up in you
It’s all wrapped up in you
What I want for Christmas, well
It’s all wrapped up in you
It’s all wrapped up in you
So please tell me what I’ll find
When it comes the time
To untie the bow, let me finally know
That you’re mine

Discography

2011 - Can't Stop Falling (Pop Album of the Year, WCMA)
2009 - The Intro (AdvanceEP)
2007- Fears Aside (EP)
2004 - The Fool In Me
2003 - Into Your Love

Set List

Laurell plays 2 x 45 minute sets.