Melbourne based folk songstress Laura Jean has just dropped the second single; ‘Don’t Marry The One You Love’, from her soon to be released eponymous album. Even though the upbeat and breezy sounding track contains the lush tones of it’s composer, as well as backing vocals from Norway’s Jenny Hval – herself a former resident of Melbourne – it’s a song that can only be viewed as an open war cry against marrying the one person you fall for.
The song’s skeptical tone is obvious right from the off, as it opens with; “Nothing unlike true love/To make you lose your belief”, and its followed up with the dagger in the heart, to life long nuptials via; “Don’t marry the one you love/It’ll only hurt more”. Laura Jean places many a valid point on the table against, what many see as the only way to show complete commitment, by stating how marriage leads to the harsh realities of jealousy and regret.
With this stripped down track following on from previous single ‘First Love Song’, Laura Jean is seemingly about to release a rather forlorn yet personal collection of songs on her new record, which is released on August 22nd, courtesy of local label Chapter Music.
Have a listen to ‘Don’t Marry The One You Love’:
Check out the video for ‘First Love Song’: