Laurence Made Me Cry is the slightly cumbersome nom de pop of Jo Whitby, Bristol raised, now based in Cardiff, trading in open hearted folky storytelling. Britain's not short of open hearted folky storytelling these days, but Whitby exhibits a melancholia in her vocal timbre, suggestive of emotions made of finest crystal, that means when she sings about "searching for a different story, one that has a happy ending" you can well believe it. Also, pro-am recorder. This is from The Rain Song EP, free off Bandcamp.
Its Easy When You Know How by Laurence Made Me Cry