Joyriding Through the UnderworldVanessa Laurin

counting sheep, one by one, 'til the coyotes come


clean the wound and cauterize the flesh;
pray the soul will heal

New solo album, out now
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Latest Photography Projects

Series 1 | 2019
Series 2 | 2019
Album Booklet | 2018


Vanessa Laurin is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and fine art photographer based near Ottawa, Canada.

After a five-year recording hiatus, Vanessa returned to the studio in 2018 to produce BEFORE THE COYOTES COME, her first fully solo project. The album blends her signature otherworldly vocal harmonies with richly textured musical landscapes and explores themes of grief, loss and survival.

Vanessa's deep connection to the natural world is reflected in her many creative outlets, most notably in her EPHEMERAL self-portrait series (2013-2016), a monthly tribute to the endless cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Her more recent photography work, beginning with her 2019 PORCELAIN series, celebrates female empowerement and challenges conventional beauty and glamour portraiture by evoking the darker aspects of sensuality and desire.

The Melancholy Project

Darkwave and industrial classics reinvented on piano and cello.

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