Australia Based Singer-Songwriter Laura Lucas Signs With Nettwerk;  Announces New EP + Shares Single “Melbourne”

August 26, 2022 BY Jason Currell

Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of Australia based singer-songwriter and poet Laura Lucas. Canadian born and raised, Laura Lucas fell in love with storytelling from a young age. Her introspective songwriting is charmingly delivered by delicate vocals and dreamy instrumentation rooted in a warm, modern take on the indie-folk genre. Her poetry has appeared in various publications such as About Place Journal, Press 53, Iris Literary Journal, and elsewhere. Laura’s ability to captivate listeners and distill complex emotions through song has earned her comparisons to the likes of Lana Del Rey, Phoebe Bridgers, and Taylor Swift.

Today, Laura Lucas makes her Nettwerk introduction with the new single “Melbourne,” which is lifted off her forthcoming debut EP Light the Candle, Hold the Mirror out on October 21st. “Melbourne” is a goodbye (or rather, see you soon) letter to the city, written after Laura spent a year there in 2019 and fell in love with the place. Back in Canada, the song was born out of a feeling of nostalgia for the life that Laura built in Melbourne. The bittersweet tune holds out hope for Laura’s return, a lyrical prophecy which has now come true.

Laura Lucas shares this about her new single, “Sometimes leaving feels like saying goodbye not only to a place, but to a part of yourself, the person you are when you’re there. This song was a way to hold onto that person and the memories I made that year. Moving to Melbourne for the first time was such a transformative experience for me, and I couldn’t be happier to finally be back and to get to release this song in my favorite city.”

It’s rather fitting that Laura’s debut EP Light the Candle, Hold the Mirror was produced entirely remotely between Canada and Australia, as the five tracks that make up the EP collectively tell the story of how the two places have shaped who she is and where she’s going. With the narrative pull of Laura’s heartfelt lyrics, threaded together by her soft and expressive voice, the songs reflect the tension between an acute sense of nostalgia for the city Laura grew up in and the future that awaits her in Australia. The Light the Candle, Hold the Mirror EP was produced by Nettwerk’s very own artist Garrett Kato (Ziggy Alberts, Kyle Lionhart).

Laura Lucas joins Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, including artists like Miya Folick, Mallrat, Jaguar Jonze, Jack River, and others.

“Melbourne” is available at all digital retailers here:

Light the Candle, Hold the Mirror EP Tracklist:

1. Other Rivers

2. Harmon Avenue
3. Lost and Found
4. House in the Woods

5. Melbourne

Single Artwork | Download HERE