Lara Smiles releases new track, And It Hurts via WonkyPop. The track, featured first on her 2018 album All For You is released with stunning new video. Watch here
A pop rock gem, soaring cascading melodies and guitars, meshing an irresistible punk-funk dancefloor sensibility, crafted alongside a delicious dose of tribal beats. All underlining Lara’s undeniable talent for songwriting and crafting an infectious pop hook.
And It Hurts, reflects on a truth, as Lara explains, “of being in an unhappy relationship, going through the process of denying it’s not working and beginning to accept it – And It Hurts.” As expressed in the lrics ‘It’s denial, as we wonder, into the obvious truth’.
Stunning vocals are reminiscent of Karen ‘O’ of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or Beth Ditto of Gossip fame, her vocals expressive and powerful evoke the streetwise DIY raw grooves of CBGBs attitude, powered via a 21st century decadence.
And It Hurts arrives with this incredible video, featuring the duo The Pearl Harts on drums and bass. As always Lara’s sound is guitar-driven, synth-inspired and brimming with colourful layers of alt-pop. Lara started out writing punk and soul tunes on her guitar in the noughties, while attending all-night raves in her teens. Hence, her love for both dance grooves, experimenting with samples and a definite funk baseline to her soaring, cascading rhythms.