Lo Lauren is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter based in London, England. Not too long ago, she released a heartfelt emo-pop tune, entitled, “Easier”, via Spinnup.
Lo Lauren – “Easier” single
“I wrote ‘Easier’ on the keyboard in my bedroom during the lockdown and it’s a song about the vicious cycle in toxic relationships and realizing your worth. When you keep on going back to someone ‘cause you feel so attached to them, like an addiction. This song is that moment where you start to understand that the more you do that the harder it is to walk away.” – Lo Lauren
‘Easier’ tells an emotional tale about a young woman who experiences the heartache of being in a toxic relationship. Apparently, she and her significant other are no good for each other, and she wished they had never met. Later, she decides to leave their relationship for good, but her companion makes it hard for her to pack up and leave. Even though she doesn’t want to stay, she stays anyway because she hopes in the future things will get a little easier to deal with.
“I sent ‘Easier’ to an amazing production duo called Brave New Audio who really brought the track to life. And I recorded my vocals with my long-term collaborator, wenyoukno. It was mixed by an amazing mixer called Darren Heelis (Sam Smith, Mae Muller) and mastered by Kevin Tuffy (out of Alchemy), who has worked on records for Headie One, Sinead Harnett, and JC Stewart.” – Lo Lauren stated
Lo Lauren, a student of Musical Theatre at the BRIT school, is relatively new in the game, having only taken up songwriting at the age of 17.
“It’s quite late for a songwriter,” she admits. “Most people have been at it since they were 10-years-old.”
Her CV, on the other hand, tells a different story altogether. So far, she has written songs with the likes of Call Me Loop, Blithe, Hannah Jane Lewis, and Jack Vallier. Therefore, it’s crystal clear that Lauren is anything but lacking in experience. Also, she made her debut earlier this year with her “Just Friends” single, followed by “Raw”. She has quickly asserted herself as one of the most exciting alternative-pop artists to emerge this year. In keeping with Lauren’s theatrical side, a short film will be released soon. It will be directed by Alex Thompson (Liam Gallagher, Mahalia, James Blunt) and Richard Dunton (Rudimental, Grace Carter, Sam Smith).
“When I was a baby, I used to cry at night. My dad would put headphones on me and always play ‘80s music. It stopped me from crying.” – Lo Lauren stated
Although she’s a child of the 2000s, Lo Lauren grew up listening to music from the ‘80s. Rather than singling out genres or movements, she points to specific songs and artists that have shaped her passion for song-writing. Early Madonna, the saccharine melodies of Stock Aitken Waterman, Sister Sledge, and Dexy’s Midnight Runners have helped Lauren develop a sharp ear for a strong song. As she grew up, this inclination has kept her listening habits broad and diverse.
Throughout her teenage years, Lauren developed a taste for the songs from bands including Two Door Cinema Club, the Wombats, White Lies, and FOALS (whom she references in one of her own songs). A later obsession with electronic music has created the melting-pot required for Lauren’s uncategorizable yet ice-cool sound and style.
“I have a strange ability to feel colors. And each of my songs has its own color which relates to an emotion.”
Working these colors into the visual accompaniments to her music is just one example of how Lauren intends to break the pop mold this year. Her debut single “Just Friends” was introduced with a spoken-word monologue video, rather than a traditional music video.
“Theatre is deep-rooted in me, and I love performance on every level. So I want to do something bold for every song. Having a monologue as your opening statement as an artist is something unique.”
‘Easier’ contains a relationship-based narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and harmonious melodies. Also, the bittersweet tune possesses moody instrumentation flavored with a warm emo-pop aroma. Furthermore, “Easier” serves as a fantastic presentation of what listeners can expect to hear from Lo Lauren in the near future as she continues her claim to fame.
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