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Laufey’s album ‘Bewitched’ breaks records and makes history

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Its lead single 'From The Start' is currently the most streamed jazz song in the world

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Laufey’s album ‘Bewitched’ breaks records and makes history

Laufey‘s new album ‘Bewitched’ has broken numerous records since it was released last month.

The album broke a record on Spotify, recording the biggest first day for a jazz album on the streamer in history.

It also debuted at Number 23 on the all-genre Billboard 200, marking Laufey’s first appearance on the chart, and is still comfortably sitting in the top 100 almost a month on from release.

The album’s lead single ‘From The Start’ also proved massively successful, clocking up 1 million streams in less than 24 hours upon release and gaining a further 1.75million streams a day since. With that, it has become, currently, the most-streamed jazz song in the world.

Speaking to NME The Cover earlier this year, Laufey explained why she was drawn to explore ideas about love, relationships and romanticising one’s own life on the album.

““I think love makes everyone really silly,” Laufey says. “I remember the first time I went on a date, we had a glass of wine and we kissed and then I left in the rain, and I remember thinking, ‘Oh my god, it’s really like the movies!’”

In a five-star review of ‘Bewitched’, NME wrote: “Claiming space with her take on the music of classical legends of years gone by mixed with something more modern, up on that stage is where Laufey’s destined to be.”

Laufey is set to tour the UK and Europe in 2024. Tickets for the UK shows can be found here, while ticketing for dates in other countries can be accessed here.

FEBRUARY
Saturday 10 – Dublin, The Academy
Monday 12 – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
Wednesday 14 – Manchester, Albert Hall
Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 – London, EartH
Tuesday 20 – Paris, Le Trabendo
Wednesday 21 – Brussels, La Madeleine
Friday 23 – Hamburg, Gruenspan
Monday 26 – Copenhagen, Vega
Tuesday 27 – Berlin, Heimathafen Neukolin
Thursday 29 – Milan, Magazzini Generali

MARCH
Sunday 3 – Lausanne, Les Docks
Tuesday 5 – Cologne, Bürgerhaus Stoilwerck
Wednesday 6 – Amsterdam, Melkweg
Saturday 9 – Reykjavík, Eldborg Concert Hall

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