Visceral sweeping strings and piano droplets form the hyperkinetic base to the new single ‘Too Much To Do’ from Sydney songwriter Laura Jean. The track is organic and sprightly, trotting along with a pop verve and effervescence carried by a liquid, serpentine bass line – a glorious, shimmering delivery.
Jean says of the track:
This song is a reflection in miniature about being an overachiever in spirit and an underachiever in practice. Despite my saintly efforts I am stuck in a piano loop of unrealised hedonism, refusing fun and fame when it’s offered and gaining a strange catholic bliss from the pursuant purgatory.
‘Too Much To Do’ comes with an immersive video directed by Jasmin Tarasin (Peaches). Jean says of the video:
The video shows different parts of myself ignoring each other, fighting and playing, scaring and thrilling myself one minute and boring myself the next.
It’s a lush and dynamic accompaniment to the music, showcasing Jean’s enigmatic presence:
The single is available to stream and download here and comes off Jean’s newly announced album ‘Amateurs’ due for release through Chapter Music on 4 November 2022 (including the track ‘Teenager Again which we reviewed here). You can pre-order the album here or through the link below:
Feature Photograph: Rochelle Marie Adam