Laura Hickli, an internationally touring artist (currently quarantined to Canada) is a baroque pop/chamber-folk songstress, classically trained pianist, songwriter, producer, session musician, visual artist, and educator with the Royal Conservatory of Music and The National Music Centre (Canada.) Her powerful, cinematic songwriting combines honest emotional weight with technical expertise. Coming to terms with accepting herself after a traumatic childhood, this home-schooled emotive wonder uses classical and hymnal influence from her meditative prayer cries as the foundation for her unapologetic declarations of struggle, resilience, and hope.
Hickli is currently sitting on her heavy-hitting second album ‘Both Feet In The World, At Least I Can Stand‘ to be released through North Pole Records (MT) in June 2021. Exploring her departure from religion, this somber and experimental record features songs which she recorded at The Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity during her 2018 BMiR residency and is co-produced by her partner Taylor Cochrane (front-man in 36?).
Described as ‘indomitable,’ Laura Hickli will shatter any expectations of the way a piano should be played, a voice should be lifted, or a life should be lived.