Listen: Laurel - "The Desert"

Laurel's latest single, "Fire Breather," has been nabbing some well-deserved online buzz lately for its hypnotic drum-beat rhythms beneath the Londoner's dispassionate vocal handling of the song's snaking melody. But we're equally, if not more, entranced with "The Desert," the b-side track that creates its own atmospheric world with echoing piano chords and dramatic beats while Laurel spins her own cool, nuanced poetic edge. "Now I'm slaving in the city trying to be a fashion whore," sings Laurel in one of the track's more memorable lines. Click through to stream "Fire Breather" (video due soon).

Laurel - "The Desert" Free Download

Laurel - "Fire Breather" Free Download