Imagine a girl from small town Tennessee, with a burning need to write and sing songs, who leaves the comfort and security of her family to try and make it in Los Angeles. Things go awry, a combination of bad luck, a relationship gone wrong and no money. She's just about to go home when she's offered refuge by Lisa Marie Presley. She sticks around in LA, playing in bands, earning a crust, before heading to New York. There she's signed up to play a leading part in one of the most acclaimed musical theatre pieces in recent years. Suddenly things are moving in the right direction. She signs a deal with major label. Only problem is, they see her as a pop artist. The relationship ends almost before it's begun.
Restless as ever, her journey takes her to London where she meets and immediately hits it off with Eg White. After a few trips to London, she and White's collaborations really started producing some amazing songs and before long word was getting out that there was a really special talent emerging who was unsigned with a catalogue of incredible songs. Lauren signed with Island Records in spring this year.
Lauren has come a long way in her short years. The hard showbiz lessons learnt during her graft on the stage in New York and on the LA bar circuit - and in the music biz pop factory - have stood her in great stead. And so have her experiences in her small-town hometown.