Hey Lauren!! Where did your love of music come from?
My love of music comes from my Dad. He was a musician and missionary in South America before I was born, traveling around to different countries with my Mom and his band. In that time he put out a couple of Christian records that were written and performed in Spanish, selling over 100,000 copies. When I was growing up, he was always playing guitar and singing around the house. He encouraged me to learn to play flute, piano, and guitar. He definitely had an influence on me wanting to write and perform music.
What artists do you look up to right now?
I really look up to Kacey Musgraves and Kelsea Ballerini. Kacey is such a fun, witty writer and has a really unique voice. She is never afraid to be herself and has remained authentic as she evolves and changes as an artist. Kelsea blows me away with her performances. She is always “on” which I really look up to and find kind of fascinating. When she is stripped down to just her voice and a guitar, she always delivers a solid performance.
You just released your new single “Home Is Where You Are”! How excited were you to get this project out into the world?!?
I was so excited to finally release this song! My last project, an EP called Here To Stay, was mostly sad, introspective, thought provoking songs, while Home Is Where You Are is the complete opposite of that. I wanted to write something that was fun and upbeat, something that would make people feel good. The timing of the release (mid-quarantine) was completely unexpected, but I think it ended up being a great time to release a song like this one.
Can you tell us what this song means to you?
I wrote this song soon after I got engaged, and the underlying message is that no matter where we go, as long as you are there with me, then that’s where home is. I don’t need material things like fancy furniture or decor to make home feel like home. I just need you 🙂
What do you hope your supporters will think of the new song?
I hope that when my fans put on Home Is Where You Are it instantly makes them feel good. I really want this song to make people feel happy and carefree.
Any fun moments while creating the song?
Yes! The music video was so much fun to shoot. Learning the choreography to the song was a blast and I was even able to sneak my dog Delilah into the final shot of the video 😉
The music video for your new single also got featured on CMT music videos!! What was it like finding out about this huge accomplishment?
I was so excited when I found out they were putting my video up on the site! CMT is truly the authority on country music, so it felt a little surreal. As an artist there can be so many highs and lows, but this really encouraged me that I am headed in the right direction.
What other release plans do you have for 2020?
I am currently working on a musical project called “Constellations” and have plans for two more music videos and a lyric video. I can’t wait for quarantine to end so I can get back out there!
What do you hope your supporters will think from hearing your new music?
I of course hope that they will love listening to my new music, but more than that I hope that they are able to identify and connect with the lyrics. The most important thing about music for me is being able to relate to it; to not feel alone in whatever you are going through or whatever you are feeling.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected to your supporters?
I think Instagram is the best media platform right now for staying connected to my supporters. Any big announcements I have are always made there first.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your supporters?
Thank you for listening, watching, and reading! Without your support I wouldn’t be able to do any of this, so thank you from the bottom of my heart for every time you stream, like, and share my music 🙂 There is so much more to come, and I look forward to going on this journey together!