Lauren Strange has been playing piano since the age of four and says music has always been a huge part of her life. Since about 2010, Lauren has been on the indie music grind and Girl Gang Music got to ask her a few questions about the creative and production process behind the creation of her new EP Salt. With her strong alternative/punk vibes still in tact, Salt is more hook-based than some of other work, leaving an earworm in your head that wants you to come back for more. “Good Person” is our personal fave tune off the project, and our editor Jen Miller says, “it’s been on repeat — it’s reminiscent of some 90s grunge bad girl alt and I’m loving it!”
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Like so many artists, Lauren says “the best songs I write come out in 30 minutes”. She says the development and creation of the EP, though, was a “major labor of love” because of the personal nature of the songs.
“These three songs mean so much to me and the whole project is painfully autobiographical. Writing the songs was the easy part for me.”
Lauren says she’s got her friends and bandmates to thank for making the EP into the “finished product that it is”. She sends special thanks to Tony Smith, Adam Reszenski, Lincoln Parish, Brian Zaremba, Graham Waks, and Zach Abend for lending a hand behind the scenes. “Tony not only produced, engineered, and played bass on the whole dang thing, but he designed the CD layout and did all of the artwork. The EP cover is a photo of my face that is made of actual salt,” she says.
Had a blast at Radio Cafe last night!! pic.twitter.com/XA5FGsSBvd
— larn★ (@laurenstrange) November 12, 2017
In Lauren’s stomping ground of East Nashville, Tennessee, she’s known for not only her badass stage presence, but for her constant edge for women power. She says her hope for the music industry in the next few years is, “to see more women and non-binary/gender non-conforming folks dominating the airwaves as well as the business side of the industry. I want to see more festivals that aren’t dominated by male artists.”
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