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Azura – ‘Midnight’


Brisbane artist Azura, aka Lauren Coutts, shares her latest single ‘Midnight’; a haunting lullaby showcasing Azura’s celestial vocals and gossamer production.

Written at 18-years-old, the song encompasses the aching emotions of late night journeys home grappling with unrequited love.

“I wrote the lyrics while waiting at a bus stop in the city after midnight. It had become a reoccurring thing. Id just turned 18 so I was going out late to see shows and I guess its about that streetlight haze, unrequited love and sleeplessness – all things that I was overwhelmed by at the time.” – Azura

Azura’s classical, wistful approach to vocals against a textured, modern soundscape creates a star-bright quality that finds a balance between sonically spectacular and thoughtfully minimal. In part this balance comes from the creation process of the track, originally a bedroom recording, it was the first song that Coutts took to a studio production level.

I produced it over two weeks and then took it to Jack Prest at Studios 301 in Sydney in July. He helped turn it from a bedroom demo into what it is now. I had been writing everyday for a few years and it was the first time Id written something that I loved enough to get on a plane for. I listened to it and just thought, “this needs to exist.” – Azura

From the synthesised string instruments, to the reverb on Azura’s already romantic, lachrymose vocals, the elements intertwine and float easily between one another, creating a sense of floating in space. This is just a ripe taste of what Azura can bring to the electronic-indie scene.

‘Midnight’ is available now on iTunes and Spotify, and for a limited time you can also grab yourself a free download via Azura’s Soundcloud.