Exeter, Devon UK • Apr 18, 2024 • VOL XII

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Single Review: Goddess – Laufey

Online Music Editor, Maya Fernandes reviews "Goddess", the newest single from Icelandic singer-songwriter, Laufey.
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Laufey has had an incredible six months; last September, the singer-songwriter released her second album Bewitched, won her first Grammy for ‘Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ and announced that she is set to embark on two sold-out tours later this year, in which she will be opening for indie-rock sensation, Mitski.

Laufey grew up playing the piano and cello, and her appreciation for jazz musicians is one of the biggest inspirations for her own music. Her latest single, “Goddess” is the perfect amalgamation of the artist’s jazz, classical and pop influences, exploring a past relationship in which someone is more in love with her image as a performer than as a person. “Goddess” is the jazz equivalent of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire,” touching on themes of idolisation, heartbreak and anger. The chorus powerfully laments, “I’m a goddess on stage/Human when we’re alone.” This single displays a more mature side of Laufey’s musical style, with her traditionally ethereal feel taking on new resonance in its heartbreaking lyrics. The 24-year-old’s velvety tone excels in the low register vocals of this track, and its final crescendo builds to fully express her heartfelt emotion.

Her latest single, “Goddess” is the perfect amalgamation of the artist’s jazz, classical and pop influences

Overall, “Goddess” is yet another excellent addition to Laufey’s discography and builds anticipation for her album’s deluxe edition, Bewitched: The Goddess Edition, which is set to release on April 26th.

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