Single of the Day: Laura Jean Anderson “Silence Won’t Help You Now” (2018)

Meet Laura Jean Anderson. We absolutely love her new sounds in “Silence Won’t Help Me Now” – thankfully, Cooking Vinyl Australia are representing Anderson, so we hope to be seeing more from this LA artist out this way soon.

The first thing to notice about this track is Anderson’s vocals; smoky and hypnotic, Anderson gets personal on this one – it’s okay to hurt, and it’s okay to connect with that hurt. As she says about “Silence Won’t Help Me Now”, this single is looks at a feeling of belonging and more to the point, not belonging.

“If any one song could sum up my existence so far in life, it would be this one.” she has said. “That feeling of being in my natural state but it doesn’t belong anywhere people can place it. I grew up being too punk for the Mormons and too Mormon for the punk kids. I don’t abide by gender norms and fought to be heard as a woman that’s life path isn’t to be a mom and wife. I don’t fit in with religion or non-religion- I live in between worlds and I’ve struggled with finding my place until I realized the only path I belong on is the path that I make for myself. “Silence Won’t Help Me Now” is my anthem to myself to console on the heartaches of life and to speak up for my truth in hopes other people will do the same.”

Check it out below!