Leaving Laurel releases sophomore album ‘when the quiet comes’

Leaving Laurel’s sophomore album ‘when the quiet comes’The album marks a new chapter for band members Gordon Huntley and Griff Fulton following the difficult loss of producer, brother and friend Pierce Fulton, whose talent and passion were immortalised in Leaving Laurel’s acclaimed self-titled 2020 debut album. 


After discovering recordings laid down by him and Pierce years prior, Gordon was driven to continue what they had started. From this came eight stunning productions that beautifully showcase a new musical beginning for the band. 

“Who do we become when we’re alone? When the story is over, and we’ve acknowledged the silence – that’s when the quiet comes.
Making this record was my search to find purpose after Pierce passed. It was a light to show me a way forward. A way for me to grieve, a way for me to hold onto the memories. A eulogy to my friend.

This is the album I always hoped Pierce and I would make together one day. It’s my attempt to continue the dream we had, to take what we had started with our first album to a secret place beyond the club. To make a soundtrack for the moments where everything stands still. A record that could showcase the culmination of every unique influence we shared as friends. A record that could be important enough to outlive us both. A record that I hope would have made him proud.

It’s the hardest I’ve worked on anything in my entire life, and the proudest I’ve ever been of any music I’ve made. If the road for Leaving Laurel were to end here, I know I gave it my all. I created something with the pieces of what Pierce and I had started, and it feels like the most honest album I could show to the world.”

– Gordon Huntley

Click the button below to listen to the album now, or pre-order a vinyl copy from the Anjuna Music Store