Adobe & Teardrops premieres Laura Oden’s single “Try Not To Cry”:
Alaska-based Laura Oden has previewed her upcoming album with ‘Try Not to Cry.’ Oden’s remarkable vocal performance makes this song, an attempt to grapple with a crushing loss, an arresting experience. Oden brushes against the confines of folk music and weaves jazz-like intervals into her delivery. This meditation is sure to stay with you after the last note fades and it has me excited for the full album.
Thanks to Vents Magazine for premiering the opening track off Anchorage, AK singer-songwriter Laura Oden’s forthcoming album Peel Back Another Layer, out January 6th on CD/DL:
The first single and opening track, ‘The Best Things In Life,’ was written as the closing song for a Creative Placemaking event in Anchorage called The Urban Conflux, conceived of and produced by Laura Oden. This was a large-scale experience in which 30 events were planned all over town and the public was invited to join, only to be interrupted mid-event by musicians who lead participants of all 30 events to town square park for a two-hour retelling of the history of Anchorage through original music, spoken word and movement. ‘The Best Things In Life’ was the finale, performed on a cloudless 70 degree day to hundreds of residents and visitors.