World Premiere Video: “The Mirror” by Laura Rabell
“Smoky, twisty and self-deprecating, “The Mirror” perfectly distills Rabell’s aesthetic. And the song’s new video is a fitting complement, comprised of footage from the last two years—just after she started chemo; later, after losing her hair; and more recently with her new short hair growing back. The video—in which Rabell and her bandmates smash a half-dozen mirrors—deals with body image and also how music gave her hope to persevere through this dark time in her life.”
Laura Rabell Looks In “The Mirror” Ahead of ‘Immortal’ Release
Starting with sparse acoustic guitar, “The Mirror” swells into a swaggering full-band declaration of defiance. Rabell recorded it at Howard’s Apartment Studio in East Nashville with axeman Dave Coleman producing, Jeff Thorneycroft on bass and singing harmonies, and Pete Pulkrabek on drums…
“I think the mirror can also represent the reflection and weight of other people’s judgement and expectations. I hope people walk away after hearing this song and feel empowered to be themselves.” Revealing her own vulnerabilities is, for Rabell, the best way to share her strength with others: “Personal stories have real power,” she says.
Song Premiere: Laura Rabell, “This Stone”
‘This Stone’ is about really trying to make something work, but coming to the realization that it never will. That you can keep on being miserable or make a change. It’s a song about walking away.
Track Premiere: Laura Rabell “Immortal”
“It’s safe to say that Laura Rabell is acquainted with the machinations of Momus, the personification of satire and mockery in Greek myth. For he surely had her marked down for an encounter with irony when she announced in 2019 that her debut album would be entitled ‘Immortal.’
…Lines like ‘I’m not scared of anything, except for death’ carry a heavier weight following her successful cancer treatment, in a song that was already touched with darker tones.“
Laura Rabell Exclusively Premieres “The Highway” on Nashville.com
“A cross between Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert… but more at home in an East Nashville bar.”
Contact: Steve LaBate, Baby Robot Media