LAURA STEVENSON

Singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson is one of the New York music scene's best-kept secrets. Here, Laura talks about the fork in the road she reached in her career between 2013's folksy Wheel and 2015's decidedly louder Cocksure.
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I didn't really know what the fuck I was doing. Everybody is having an existential crisis constantly, but when you're in music, I feel like maybe you have them twice as much because you're like, "What the fuck is happening? Am I going to try to be a real person and get a job? I was just at this weird turning point in my life where I was like, "Is this a thing that it's going to sustain me? Or make me feel fulfilled?"
I was also in this band with my partner, who I'm now married to and have a child with, and I was like, "Are we going to be okay? Are we going to have a future?" Maybe in my mind, I wasn't thinking, "Am I going to be able to have a baby one day?" But that pressure started happening when I was in my thirties because then everybody starts asking you and your body's like, "Are we doing this?"
In the back of my mind, I was like, "Is that a future that I can even have if I'm playing music?" So it was a lot of those questions like, "Should I quit? Does anybody care?"
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So who knew I'd still be at it?
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Photo by Bon Jane
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Bandbox is excited to offer Laura Stevenson's Wheel (emerald; its first time on colored vinyl) and Cocksure (violet) on Bandbox exclusive colors! Shipping in December, each LP comes with a 16-page Laura Stevenson zine, featuring an interview with Laura, rare photos and more!
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