"Laura Jean" is the self-titled CD by songwriter Laura Jean Englert.
In Valenteen, the standout song from 2011’s A Fool Who’ll, Laura Jean Englert penned a profound musical memoir, and the folkie songwriter does it again with Mirror On The Earth, an existential six-minute opus about her conception and childhood. It’s a standout on her fourth LP, a self-titled set recorded in Bristol by PJ Harvey producer John Parish. Even as she writes in character, Englert sustains motifs; from the weight of family to the company of her kelpie. On opener July, her dog leaps into Darebin Creek; but when another hound swims into the ocean in the poignant, pained When I First Brought Him Home, the dark symbolism stands in stark contrast.