Today I'm introducing you to the hybrid singer, Lauren Davidson. Lauren has an incredible voice that has a mixture between pop/rock and country! She has shared some inside information on her music career, songwriting, and more that you're not going to want to miss! Keep reading to find out more about her!
NashNews: Tell us a little bit about Lauren. Where are you from? How old are you? How did you make your start in the music career happen?
Lauren: Well currently I live in NYC but I grew up in Freehold NJ. I've always had a love for singing and for music. I grew up perusing theater but about two years ago I decided to focus more on my music and started writing and performing my originals.
NN: What type of music do you play? How would you describe your sound/voice and how it is different from other females in music?
Lauren: I always call the style a hybrid. It's pop/rock with contemporary country elements. Musically it stands with country music today but lyrically my songs have an indie soul. I grew up here in NJ and NY and I write about things I know and experience so my songs aren't about some of the typical things you often hear in country music like trucks and dirt roads. As for my voice and sound, I like to think its a unique sound. I very often get told I sound like numerous artists but I definitely have a powerful and strong sound
NN: You are a singer-songwriter. Tell us about your favorite song that you've written. How did you go about writing it and what is the story/meaning behind it?
Lauren: I can't really pick a favorite because I do love them all and I'm always changing my mind but I will say I am partial to Hear Me (which I am currently working on in the studio) because it's the first song I ever wrote. I remember feeling so proud to complete my first song and inspired to write more. Hear me is essentially about a break up and a relationship gone wrong. It's very personal to me and something I think everyone can relate to.
NN: Where do you get your musical influences from? Who inspired you to start a music career?
Lauren: My musical influences come from so many places. I'm influenced by other artists and songs. I'm inspired by my own personal experiences and emotions. My father has definitely inspired my music career. I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for him and we often write together which I absolutely love.
NN: What is your biggest accomplishment so far in music? What is one accomplishment you would love to have?
Lauren: I think that I've accomplished quite a lot in such a short time and I'm so proud of myself and my band for that. We've opened for some really great artists including LOCASH and played the Gramercy Theatre in NYC all within our first year out.
I'd love to hit the road on a major tour soon.
NN: If you could do a duet/collaboration with anyone who would you choose and why?
Lauren: This question is so tricky for me because there are so so many artists I'd love to collaborate with. Grace Potter, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood.
NN: What does the rest of 2016 hold for you? New Music? Tours?
Lauren: We have been in the studio recording new music so I think there will be an EP release in the fall and we are always playing shows live so keep an eye out for when and where we will be playing (www.laurendavidsonmusic.com)
NN: Anything else you want us to tell our readers?
Lauren: You can see me next in NYC at Mercury Lounge with Ryan Beaver on 5/5 and 5/26 at Maxwells in Hoboken opening for Outshyne!
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