It has not been an easy path forward for Leaving Laurel, since the passing of their beloved member, Pierce Fulton. However, they remain dedicated to honoring his memory with every new piece of music they share. Gordon Huntley and Griff Fulton now present the next chapter for Leaving Laurel, with their sophomore LP, when the quiet comes.
when the quiet comes is not only a beautiful display of new music, but also incorporates pieces begun by the original trio. Delicate piano chords and euphoric melodies fill most tracks on the album, embracing organic sounds and textures. Feelings of grief are definitely prominent in the arrangements, though moments of peace and catharsis feel just as pronounced.
Gordon Huntly explained the meaning behind the album, sharing:
Making this record was my search to find purpose after Pierce passed. It was a light to show me a way forward. A way for me to grieve, a way for me to hold onto the memories. A eulogy to my friend. This is the album I always hoped Pierce and I would make together one day. It’s my attempt to continue the dream we had, to take what we had started with our first album to a secret place beyond the club. To make a soundtrack for the moments where everything stands still. A record that could showcase the culmination of every unique influence we shared as friends. A record that could be important enough to outlive us both. A record that I hope would have made him proud. It’s the hardest I’ve worked on anything in my entire life, and the proudest I’ve ever been of any music I’ve made. If the road for leaving laurel were to end here, I know I gave it my all. I created something with the pieces of what Pierce and I had started, and it feels like the most honest album I could show to the world.
You can stream when the quiet comes at the link below, out everywhere via Anjunadeep. Enjoy!