Upcoming country singer-songwriter Lauren Davidson has caught the attention of music lovers & critics across the globe with her vibrantly charismatic musical creativity & angelic vocals, which has swiftly accumulated over 90,000 streams on Spotify alone.
Recently, Lauren kicked off her musical debut release of 2021 in the form of the emotionally heartfelt single “Live In The Light” & has taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about the creative process behind her latest musical release.
Hey Lauren, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Lauren: Thank you so much for having me!! Im an Urban Country Artist from New York City to say it simply.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Lauren: Ive been passionate about music my entire life. My father was a singer songwriter and music was always around the house and Ive loved music my entire life.
Have you always known that a career within the music industry was something that you wanted to pursue?
Lauren: I didn’t. I bit the theatre bug at an early age and always loved the stage and thought Id pursue a career in theatre. It wasnt until I moved to NYC that I started singing with bands and writing music and once I did it took on a life of its own.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Lauren: I call it Urban Country. Its a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and a whole lot of soul. Country music to me is storytelling music and I tell stories about my life and where Im from with organic instrumentation and country elements.
You recently released the brand new single “Live In The Light”. How did the idea to create this song come together?
Lauren: I wrote this song after the pandemic hit. I was in quarantine in NYC and protests and riots hit the city streets and I was spending A LOT of time in my one bedroom apartment with all of the emotions. I couldn’t sleep one night and picked up my guitar to work through what I was feeling and that was the start of Live In The Light. I brought it to my dad the next day – we had a write over zoom and finished it.
How would you compare the creative process behind this song to your previous releases?
Lauren: Well pre pandemic I wasn’t writing over zoom so that is something unique to this year, this song and all of the music I plan to release this year. Theres something very different not being in the room with people. This is a song I started and created the idea before bringing it to someone else, my dad in this case, but the song wouldn’t be what it is without him and the creative bond we shared writing it. This is also one of the first songs that was fully created in my apartment – written and recorded.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Lauren: Its basically a page out of my journal. It is my processing my feelings at the exact time it was written. It was something that was on my heart and I had to get it out.
If listeners could take anything away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Lauren: To love instead of hate. To be kind to one another and to find the light and live in it.
What are some of the things you enjoy doing outside of music?
Lauren: Music is such a large part of my life – I truly love music. But I enjoy cooking, binge watching Netflix and spending time with friends and family.
If you could perform a duet with anyone in the world, who would you choose & why?
Lauren: Stevie Nicks or Grace Potter. They are my idols.
What advice would you offer someone looking to pursue a career within the music industry?
Lauren: I always say no doesn’t mean no- it just means not right now. Keep going.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Lauren: Thank you so much for supporting me and my music. Please check out my new single ‘Live In The Light’. Its the first of several songs im releasing this year that were all written in 2020 and recorded from home. They are snapshots of the past year and I hope you love em! Also – find me on social media @laurendavidsonmusic – cant wait to meet you!!
You cna check out “Live In The Light” on Spotify below.