Montreal-based singer-songwriter Laraw has released new Indie Pop single “Scissors” which chronicles “the highs and lows of romance and breakups”, and is accompanied by a music video, directed by Gerado Alcaine and co-directed by Laraw.

Laraw comments on the angst of the song and video:

Scissors is about the grief of having a loved one completely destroy you. Knowing they will and just letting it happen. Scissors is for sure the most important song I’ve ever written and marked a new chapter of my life. I got to actually meet myself, grow, and learn that the first person you should always love is yourself.

Laraw (Lara Rawadi) hails from Lebanese and Moroccan roots, and can speak and sing in French, English and Arabic. Her sound draws inspiration from her years studying music production and sound design, as well as her interest in videos games.

Her goal is to “rage against all the outdated music industry standards of the past and create something that is authentic and doesn’t strive to be flawless, just honest”.