LAURA MAC, a loved-up duo living in the hinterlands, are creating fun, vibrant, tongue-in-cheek tunes. Laura Maclachlan and Zac Connely refuse to conform to genre-norms. Instead they’re throwing out the energy that they want to see and crafting music that exists completely in its own space. ‘Garage Full of Dreams‘ will leave you sifting through all the music influences that come swarming into your mind, but it’s LAURA MAC’s vision of taking it a little further that sets them apart from the masses.
Laura Machlachlan and Zac Connely fell in love at a music festival. While they found their Splendour in the Grass, something even bigger was brewing – a mutual desire to create outgoing tunes with an inarguable sense of fun and a vision for songs that challenged the boundaries of genre.
‘Garage Full of Dreams‘ welcomes you in with an open sense of humour. This sense of fun sticks around as Laura’s kookiness and refreshing energy paints a whole new perspective on life. The melody is full of infectious hooks and a simple beat that’s unavoidably attention-grabbing. Without taking anything too seriously, LAURA MAC are commanding attention without demanding a single thing in return.
You know how some people have to work really hard for things that other people have given to them for free? That’s kind of what this song is about. That and cool cars! I sing about all these cool cars when in reality I drive the world’s most beat up Toyota Camry. When I got the car it was rancid and had 5000 cockroaches in it. It’s clean now but has subsequently been nicknamed ‘The Roach.’Laura Maclachlan
Laura says of the couple’s process, ‘[w]e write all of our music in our big red party bus. I throw in the occasional bass line but Zac writes all the music and then I put vocals down over the top. The initial recording is usually just me scat singing over the track to get the melody right and then writing the words and filling in the gaps as we’re recording the demo.’
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Posted by Rebecca Costanzo