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Laura Elizabeth Hughes ‘Pandemonium’ : Things are hard. But that at the end of the day we’re all going to be ok.

Laura Elizabeth Hughes

Revolution of mind, body, and heart. An evolution of soul, invocation, self-analysis. A layering of visions, strengthening the resolve of your – at first – disheartened emotions. With time, effort and understanding, a new norm appears, further forging new ideas and skills to combat the emptiness and heart-aches. Dublin born singer/songwriter casts no doubts with the sultry beauty and thoughtfulness of her single ‘Pandemonium’.

“’Pandemonium’ at its heart is an honest, stripped back to the bone, piano based folk track,” said Laura Elizabeth Hughes. “Recorded live in one-take at Dublin’s Camden Recording Studios it takes its storytelling influence from artists such as Laura Marling, The Staves, Damien Rice and Regina Spektor.”

Throughout her time as a performer she has shared the stage with acts such as Dermot Kennedy, James Bay, Billie Marten and Little Hours amongst others. Debut international shows in London and New York would precede a first sold out Dublin headline show in 2019. Her Ireland Music Week performance later that year brought her to the attention of international music industry delegates and led her to be named by IrishTimes.com as one of “10 acts to see before they are famous”.

Added Laura: “Although written before the Covid-19 pandemic engulfed the world, the song expresses that feeling we have all become so familiar with; being alone and the longing to see, hold and interact with our loved ones again, but that at the end of the day we’re all going to be ok.”

Yes. It will be ok. Once again.

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●• 3am insecurities •● I'm standing in the middle of an unknown place We're standing in the middle of an unknown place that we are meant to know how to navigate Meant to know how to save face Meant to know how what to do with our time My time, not our time… yea, mine.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that's hard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess I've learned that I'm not too good at forgiveness When it comes to matters of my broken pride And you're learning that my mind's an organised mess That I paint with little quirks to try and hide Because I'm scared that I'm boring, I'm scared that I repeat the same 4 or 5 stories I'm scared that my silence, my soft, my way Comes out at the wrong time on any given day.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that's hard… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These past years.. There's a quickness in my movement Cause I'm scared of what's behind me There's a shortness in my chest Because my breath it cannot find me I've got mind between my fingers and it's filling up a fist And the thought alone it lingers on the signs I might have missed… At the things I might have missed.. At the things I might have said to change the mood and I write them in a list 1 2 3 4 Giving them weight until I can't carry them anymore So I drop them I chop them I curse and I mop up the mess that I've spilled on the floor.. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And instead of discarding them like yesterday's news Instead of dis-owning them like things I want to lose I gather them up, like I've just dropped a child I gather them up, and I stare for a while.. And I think who am I, who am I to accuse And they're just tipped back into my heart and left to muse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that's hard. But it's ok. I'll keep trying. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 @larpritch

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