Watch List: Laura Jean Anderson's Charming Eclecticism Just 'Feels Right'
Seek and ye shall find, as the saying goes, and for Los Angeles based Laura Jean Anderson a sense of personal and musical wanderlust have helped to forge her now crystallized creative sensibility. From reconciling the disparate musical influences of her upbringing - church and roots music, grunge and punk - to her care-free art school years and having a 'getting-lost-to-find-herself' epiphany while busking, penniless, in Peru, Anderson's journey has been one of seeking out that which is most essential to the authenticity and integrity of her emotional, personal and musical expression.
With the culmination of that journey being a profound realization that 'I was put on this earth to make music', Anderson's arrived at blend of rootsy folk/Americana, raw garage rock and rock'n'roll comes with the kind of heartfelt passion and skill that reflects such a deeply held conviction. Her voice infused with a distinctive, soul-brushed twang that can just as easily be hushed in ethereally poignant contemplation as it can swell to cathartic, euphoric release, Anderson delivers a knowingly sophisticated lyricism that embodies the introspective honesty and uninhibited vulnerability of someone who has walked the necessary, soul-searching miles of inner contemplation and reflection.
Musically traversing everything from rolling, folksy lilts and jangled riffs to broodingly pointed grooves and boldly crashing drums, Anderson cultivates her astutely observed ruminations on the forbearance, redemption and resilience of the soul in the face of life's emotional tumult with the kind of genuine charm and polished maturity that most definitely make her one to watch for the future.
Currently making a name for herself of the L.A. music scene, Anderson is set to release her debut EP, 'Righteous Girl' on March 4th.