Early influences were a mix of mainstream and independent artists. “I’m still especially passionate about independent music to this day,” Laura notes, “both as a fan and an artist”.
In terms of writing a song, Laura says it’s being able to relate that’s most important:
“It has to be something that moves you, whether that’s emotionally, mentally, physically. If you don’t have that connection to your own songs, I feel like listeners can sense that. Music is powerful in that way. If a song is meaningful to you, you’ll remember every note and every word for years to come.”