Daze of Laur – “Outlaw in the Sky”


A cinematic, psychedelic folk spirit takes hold on “Outlaw in the Sky,” the new single from Daze of Laur, the project of Los Angeles-based artist Laura Esgro. Born and raised in Topanga Canyon, Esgro takes inspiration from mythology, folklore, and immersive atmospheres; they were initially first spurred into songwriting by family road trips through California and the Southwest, and also by influences ranging from Ennio Morricone to Hope Sandoval and Dr. John.

A chiming gentleness quickly evolves into a steady acoustical intrigue, as Esgro’s vocal references to the night sky further a strongly introspective haze. Twangy guitars and an orchestral-feeling shimmer crafts a spaghetti-western sort of nostalgia, with the title-touting vocal escalation adding to the intoxicating soundscape as well. “Outlaw in the Sky” is a riveting showcase in atmosphere and mood from Daze of Laur.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Folk.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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