Laurel Smith ‘Game Over’ Track Review

North London's Lauryl Smith releases dark, synth-pop single, 'Game Over'

Lauryl Smith is carving out a niche for herself a contemporary pop singer-songwriter in the same vein as stars like Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd and Billie Eilish. Her ability to merge hip-hop/trap-inspired beats with emotionally charged pop songwriting and R&B fuelled melodies is a testament to both her eclectic taste and her keen musical ear. The resulting sound is Lauryl’s distinct brand of moody pop, characterised by dark atmospheric sounds, heavy synths and distorted vocal effects which are all consistent with her latest single.

‘Game Over’ is the newest offering from Lauryl Smith and her second release of the year following ‘Candy’, her previous single released in July, featuring MoFlo Music. Lauryl’s emotive, deep vocal performance glides across the ‘Game Over’ instrumental as she narrates the story of a tortured soul, unable to break free from a cycle of pain.

“‘Game Over’ is a dark, atmospheric track with a driving chorus. It’s about a vicious cycle: being in a situation which you try everything to get out of, but always finding yourself back in the same place you began. Like a character in a video game, every time you die you are regenerated at the start. I wrote the track during a low point in my life where I felt I had no control over anything anymore. I hope others can hear the song and identify with the same feelings I was experiencing.”

-Lauryl Smith.

Throughout the track, Laurel Smith delivers a smooth and sultry distorted vocal set to rival even the most established of recording artists, making ‘Game Over’ a truly hypnotic piece of music with strong international appeal. If she manages to maintain the level of quality she’s produced in her last two singles then Laurel Smith will soon be on her way to global pop stardom.