American singer cum songwriter, Sofi Gev is here with the cover of Bat For Lashes and she calls it “Laura”.
This cover was inspired by her admiration and admiration for one of the best female musicians of our time, Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes.
She wanted to be authentic to the original while still injecting her own personality into it. They created the song’s distinctive piano melody on a French Connection analog synth, then added Moog bass, strings, and electric guitar to give character and emotion.
This is certainly one you should pay attention to. It is such a feel-good song!
Hannah Lovelady is an American singer-songwriter and indie pop musician who goes under the moniker Sofi Gev.
Her music, which is influenced by artists such as Birdy, Aurora, Maggie Rogers, Coeur De Pirate, Regina Spektor, Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond, and Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes, layers introspective, offbeat lyrics and delicate vocals over a dreamy blend of indie pop, electronica, and indie folk.
Her father’s singing Joni Mitchell songs to her as a youngster was her earliest and most lasting musical impact.
Sofi Gev’s songwriting career began when she was a youngster, when she would occupy herself on family road trips by putting up goofy tunes with her younger sister.
She began playing the French horn in middle school band class after taking piano lessons and proceeded to high school.
She cultivated her sense of melody by singing the lyrics of cookbook recipes as her father played acoustic guitar.
If you actually listen to Sofi, you will hear a lady fearlessly, hesitantly, but honestly embracing and confronting life expressed in an intimate yet generic way.
Listen to the song below and follow her on social media via @sofigevmusic on all platforms.