Laura Jean's August album on Chapter Music will be self-titled, but isn't her first album. And I don't know whether the first single from that album, which is titled "First Love Song", is really her first love song. But it may be the most beautiful song I've heard this year. Sparsely adorned with acoustic instrumentation, the focus is on the Laura's haunting voice, and the back up contribution from Norway's Jenny Hval. In her past efforts Laura has demonstrated the ability to shine with both quiet and noisy numbers. I'm not sure what mix of the two to expect on Laura Jean later this summer, but based on "First Love Song" I expect it to be very good.
If you like the single, you can order it from Chapter.