A new single from LAUREN brings a killer alternative edge with a soothing grittiness that crawls under your skin in the best ways possible and makes a home there with a fuzztone guitar riff and a distinct vocal character.
"Audacious Moon" is an alluring and engulfing single that keeps to a great drive and fierce vocal output that becomes quickly additive and infectious.
There is an incredible sexiness to the song that really makes it work and it's all performed with a hard rock soulfulness that makes it evident the artist has a love for her craft.
This release is something of a cinematic alternative banger that makes you want to go see her live in person to see if she's got that same attitude and presence because that's such a big part of why this song works so damn well.
She's got that front woman guttural power that comes through riddled with appeal and swagger.
This is certainly an impactful sucker punch to the gut. The song has that mysterious something lurking just beneath the surface that you just want to get to. It's there. You can feel it.
Or, maybe it brings out that something in you when you hear it.
Either way, it's got a particular tastefulness that makes you want more and more.
With such a killer single release, we wanted to have a chat with Lauren to find out where this single came from and what may be next for her.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay so let's start with "Audacious Moon". This track has a great alternative edge to it and felt grungy at times! Where did this track come from?
Well, its been a while since I was thinking about the artistic direction I wanted to take for my songs. I grew up surrounded by rock'n roll vibes, when I was a child I was always waiting for my mother to leave, and listen out loud her cd's. Then the last past year, Ive been fighting my old demons, and I wanted to express myself and release all this in this way and with this energy. I discovered a composer on the web, who was doing grunge beats and I felt instantly in love with the instrumental of "Audacious Moon". It was like an evidence, I had to start with this title. In parallel, for the story of this track, I had a major crush for a drummer I thought I could meet, he had this same and mad energy I love in rock'n roll. We had the same universe, we were kind of looking the same. Unfortunately, for him, it was just a game, and I blamed myself a long time to have been trapped in this desire to be with him. So I wrote this song with this frustration, the day he told me to stop any contacts. I transformed it as a story between a drummer and a singer, both cursed by a spell, they can only break by playing and singing together.
Buzz Slayers: I'm hearing several styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
I am inspired by a large type of music when it comes to emotions. It can be blues, soul, new wave, folk and even some orchestral songs we can hear into movies like those of Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, Havasi..
Amy Winehouse, Asaf Avidan, Selah Sue, Lana del Rey, Tash Sultana are artist I love in this generation. They brought something different and are so creative and talented. But as I said before, I felt in love with rock'n roll since my young age, and artists/bands I like the most are Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Metallica..
Buzz Slayers: So how did this all begin for you really? When did you fall in love with making music?
I felt in love with music at my youngest age like 5 or 6. I was already singing and writing and knew it was what I wanted to do in my life. But series of events made the fact that I had to survive first for many years and couldn't focus on making music or learn to play piano or guitar per example. So, I was doing my best by singing with friends when I had the occasion, and I never stopped to write songs.
With a loss of my voice from an accident that hurt my vocal cords more than they already were, I couldn't sing for almost 7 years. I'm still recovering from this. I recorded several covers three years ago, but I couldn't sing every day for the same reasons. I worked with a producer two years ago, we created 5 beats to make an EP, but we only record one song, we stopped to work together.
Last year, after being silent for too much time, I decided to do it anyway, and find ways to become professional so I'm still working on it, and came in Paris to make it happen, and also find a band I can play with on stage.
Buzz Slayers: What's next for you as an artist?
Well, to find a band is a priority, I want to share this with people with the same passion, and to be on stage can be just great.
Also, I'm working with a professional production lately, we already recorded one song and we're currently working on an EP, that I'll submit to labels in Paris once it's done.
For Audacious Moon, it is a personal investment that I hold in my heart for the story it has, so I wrote a scenario, and found amazing places to roll a music video the very next week. It was a huge organization but I'm so glad it can happen, ans very thankful for the team I'm working with.
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
Im inspired by the life itself, by the people we can meet, and what emotions they make us feel, by my own experience who wasn't a easy path, and also by nature, animals and wilderness, it learned me a lot in my life, to understand certain things, to know myself, to test my limits, to survive, to listen and see what is beyond the life's system we live into. The next songs I already wrote and I hope to record soon, will have more messages for our society and our way of living.
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
Before I went to Paris, I spent a lot of time in nature, hiking, discover places and live plenty of simple moments. I also loved to drive, with music, for hours, it gaves me inspiration and the feeling to be free. I draw, paint, I write a lot, Im currently learning piano, in facts, its difficult for me to do others things than create music in my free time lately, because I lost many years without my voice that it became a priority right now, and I also have a job who takes me a lot of time.
Buzz Slayers: Who are you listening to right now?
Mostly Asaf Avidan & Tash Sultana
Buzz Slayers: Are you putting any thought into live performances?
I didn't do live performances last years, that's why I am looking for a band. But yes, I definitely want to share some of my thoughts and intentions before or after singing a song with people. I think this is essentials to create a bond and to share the inspirations with them.
Buzz Slayers: Do you have a home studio where you track your stuff?
Unfortunately, no, I cannot afford it right now. But I'm working with software to produce instrumentals, I have sound card and a mic, so I record songs with this before I go to the studio, to record songs in a professional way.
It is a goal to have this possibility at home.
Buzz Slayers: This track seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming artists out there?
To never listen people that give advice that brings you down, or say to be more "realistic" and settle for the bare minimum.
To not keep the feelings inside and never give up on our dreams. We're here to create, our life, by our passion, and our minds can sometimes set boundaries, but our art can transform us into our full potentials to write the life we want to live. We are limitless, and we can express it in any forms of creation.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
That I don't know what tomorrow is made of, but that I'll do my best to keep the work done and the passion shared with them. That this song is only a beginning. That my love for music is infinite, and I will never give up the dream to be on stage and see their smiles, and finally, that I'll stay true to myself and to them to offer the best of what I have in my cores.