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BIO

 

A Memphis-born singer/songwriter with a penchant for catchy hooks, harmonies and edgy pop rhythms, Nashville-based Lauren Strange cites influences from PJ Harvey and Liz Phair to the Pixies while simultaneously utilizing her skills she cultivated as a longtime student of classical music.

 

After being named the Grand-Prize Winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest, Strange relocated from her hometown of Memphis to Nashville, TN in 2011. Once in Music City, Strange cut her teeth as a background singer, making a name for herself as one of the most sought-after young vocalists in Nashville, where she has collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Paul McCartney, Passion Pit, and Little Anthony & The Imperials. Strange’s previous EP “Say Yes” was released in 2014; in 2015 she toured internationally with Jennie Vee (Courtney Love, Eagles of Death Metal) and in 2016 she issued her cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.”

 

Strange’s adeptness at songwriting and unparalleled ear for harmonies caught the ear of producer and experienced songwriter Tony Smith (SLEEPER/AGENT), who took Strange under his wing to record the entirety of her 2017 EP “Salt” at his home studio in East Nashville. The duo enlisted the help of friends including Lincoln Parish (formerly of Cage the Elephant) on guitar, to put finishing touches on the project. “Salt” perfectly illustrates not only Strange’s versatility but also her truly unique ability to genre-meld while maintaining a cohesive and relatable artistic vision.


“If you were to paint Taylor Swift with whiskey barbecue sauce and throw her in a blender with Kurt Cobain’s skull and a pound of sugar, you’d have a Lauren Strange smoothie.”
– Jonathan Cate, Fancy Rhino Creative Agency

“She has a beautiful voice. I was knocked out by her songwriting…”
– Jack Douglas (Producer: John Lennon, The Who, Aerosmith)

“…Soaring vocals, powerful lyrics, and catchy, pop-driven rhythms…”
– Altsounds

“Music City’s answer to Courtney Love…”
– 102.9 The Buzz

 

 
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IF I COULD

Wait
I can’t bear to watch you walk away
Stay with me
You make all my darkness turn to day

I know it’s not right to want you but I do
I know it’s not right to be thinking of you
I’m always thinking of you

If I could get you out of my head
Could we just start over again
If I could get you out of my head
There’d be nothing left

We
Are so wrong in all the right ways
Forgive me for thinking
What you already know

I know it’s not right to want you but I do
I know it’s not right to be thinking of you
I’m always thinking of you

If I could get you out of my head
Could we just start over again
If I could get you out of my head
Would I want to live? 

If I could get you out of my head
Could we just start over again
If I could get you out of my head
There’d be nothing left

I don’t wanna mess things up
I don’t wanna let you down
I don’t wanna mess things up
I just wanna hold you now

If I could get you (x3) 

If I could get you out of my head
Could we just start over again
If I could get you out of my head
Would I want to live? 

If I could get you out of my head
Could we just start over again
If I could get you out of my head
There’d be nothing left


GOOD PERSON

Today I cried the last tear I’ll ever cry over you
Cause I can’t miss someone that I never really knew – ooh ooh ooh
You did a really good job convincing me you were a good person
But now I know that you’re not and you blame me, you’re a good person

What did I do to make you hate me so much? 
It’s like we never were in love
You know I didn’t expect you to save me
But I guess it’s not enough

You’re a good person, you’re a good person

You keep on knocking my friends but where the hell where you
When I needed someone, when it all came unglued

What did I do to make you hate me so much? 
It’s like we never were in love
You know I didn’t expect you to save me
But I guess it’s not enough

You’re a good person, you’re a good person
You’re a good person, you’re a good person

Bridge: Go on, go on, go on – say whatever you want (x2) 

What did I do to make you hate me so much? 
It’s like we never were in love
You know I didn’t expect you to save me
But I guess it’s not enough

You’re a good person, you’re a good person
You’re a good person, you’re a good person… 
Say whatever you want…


SALT

Driving in and driving out of pouring rain
In my head I hear you calling out my name
How do you live with yourself; you seem to do it so well
Yeah I can barely do it myself
The nights grow longer and I’m barely getting through
But in my head somewhere I’m still talking to you
Back then I wasn’t crazy and you called me your baby
I can still remember it well

Yeah you burn like salt baby in my wounds
When I think of you, when I think of you
Oh yeah you burn like salt baby in my wounds
When I think of you, when I think of you

For you that Saturday was just another day
When you got in your car cause I drove you away
Then I broke down in the front yard, screaming crying in the dark
Now I wish I’d begged you to stay

Yeah you burn like salt baby in my wounds
When I think of you, when I think of you
Oh yeah you burn like salt baby in my wounds
When I think of you, when I think of you

Oh oh, oh I remember those summer days in my old apartment
Oh oh, oh if you were mine I would make you stay
You left without warning
Never saw it coming

Yeah you burn like salt…when I think of you… 
Yeah you burn like salt…when I think of you… 

Yeah you burn like salt
Hey you burn like salt
Oh you burn like salt baby yes you do
When I think of you, when I think of you

INFLUENCES