Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren K.
Lauren, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Music has always been an integral part of my life. I grew up in rural Georgia in the church choir and took piano, voice, and dance lessons. I taught myself to play guitar in high school and spent some years bouncing around playing in indie bands here and there. I’ve struggled with identity issues most of my life. Creating music has been my outlet, my saving grace, and the one thing I’ve always known I was born to do. It’s taken me a long time to figure out exactly who I am as a solo artist and to have enough confidence to release music on my own, but I’ve finally done it and couldn’t be more proud of my work.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I sing, produce, play keys and guitar, but have always felt like those gifts were just vehicles for my writing. Songwriting has always been my true love. My favorite art in any medium is always universal, timeless, and subjective. I love catching vibes, seeing shades, and interpreting art without it being in my face and telling me what I should think and feel. I’ve never really wanted to stand for a specific thing or inspire people to believe or acknowledge anything they didn’t already know. I’ve only ever aspired to bring those realizations to the surface. I hope that my music has a different meaning and personal impact on everyone that hears it.
What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
It is lonely sometimes for sure, especially being a female artist in Atlanta. My best advice is to go to shows, support other artists the way you would like to be supported and try not to get discouraged in the face of rejection. Hearing no is just part of the process. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself, reach out to people, and ask for help or guidance when needed. An artist’s path is never easy, but it’s a lot less lonely when you are able to connect with people dealing with the same challenges.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
All of my solo music is available on Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, etc. at http://smarturl.it/LaurenKLaurenK and you should follow me on Instagram @laurenkatl I have a full album out and am set to release some new singles in the next month or so that I’m really excited about as well as some collaborative endeavors.
- Website: http://www.laurenkatl.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenkatl
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurenkatl
- Other: http://smarturl.it/LaurenKLaurenK
Full body photo in dress credit Max Eremine https://instagram.com/max_eremine