‘Come Undone’ is the latest single from rising Australian producer Nicholas Cummins, aka Laurel Laxxes, which features the golden voice of UK singer/songwriter Wren, and is the second release from the newly founded label, Mammal Sounds Records.
Nicholas began writing ‘Come Undone’ while working at Quay West Studios in England last year. He was assisting in a session for a country rock band one day, when this idea for a beat and chorus began to form inside his mind, and he couldn’t wait to finish up so that he could get to work on fleshing it out.
“As soon as the session finished, I opened up my computer, made the beat for the chorus, and quickly got down a chord progression on the guitar. From there, the entire instrumental flowed out of me in a total of 30 minutes. It was one of those songs that came together so quickly and organically.” says Nicholas
A few days later he met Millie Claxon, aka Wren, during a song-writing session he was doing for her. He decided to show her a few of his own ideas towards the end of that session, and when Nicholas began playing ‘Come Undone’, Millie took to it straight away. She began to sing-along, building lyrics and melodies as she went, and Nicholas was totally hyped on the vibe that was unfolding.
“We had a quick chat about the imagery the instrumental provoked, and envisioned a European vibe of colourful coastlines, sailing boats, and love lost. We wanted to put a more positive spin on the typical “love lost” lyrical content, and instead approach it from a position of power, where you realised the person is not right for you, and you’re certain and infallible in your decision to finish the relationship. I quickly set up a mic and she improvised the entire song pretty much then and there and it was incredible.” says Nicholas
Nicholas was awarded the “Young Regional Artist Scholarship” from Create NSW, which allowed him to travel to England, where he was given an assistant role at the Quay West Studios. The experiences he had and the knowledge he gained from working in a foreign studio environment is something he will be forever grateful for.
“This scholarship allowed me to travel from my tiny NSW regional town of Bonny Hills to the UK and Europe to work in studios, and collaborate with a bunch of overseas artists. It was the experience of a lifetime. I owe the entire experience to Create NSW, their grants program and Quay West Studios. Thank you.” – Nicholas
‘Come Undone’ is available everywhere now via Mammal Sounds Records.