- 26 Oct 22
Faction Records signee Lauren Ann is offering a grungier, lo-fi sound on enchanting new single 'Adelaide'.
Northern Irish alt indie-pop artist Lauren Ann has shared her blistering new single 'Adelaide' today, which sees her continuing on an upward trajectory.
Exposing the depth of her songwriting, the track shows off her limitless potential and penchant for guitar pop-rock tracks along the lines of Olivia Rodrigo's.
Having already earned praise from artists including Sir Chloe and Starcrawler, the emerging musician is exciting audiences with a mix of grunge dynamics, garage rock exuberance and a hooky pop edge. Traces of Pale Waves, Snail Mail and Soccer Mommy are embedded in 'Adelaide', which follows fellow 2022 single 'Blatant'.
Lo-fi, rich vocals brought to life with textures and harmonies elevate the song's intimate lyrics, narrating an everyday story of missing the person a lover used to be.
There's a natural hybrid between grunge’s original wave of killer bands, but with a flavour of contemporary practitioners such as Sir Chloe, The Regrettes and Milk Teeth.
About the new release Lauren Ann says, “Adelaide is a bit different to previous songs I’ve released. I wanted to experiment with a different sound. It's about being with someone who has changed since meeting them, and so you're unable to navigate where the relationship is going. It's about wanting to go back to the way things were but not knowing how to so you're losing yourself in the process.“
“My songs are centred around heartbreak and anger. I didn’t want to write love songs as it’s not who I am. So I ended up doing break-up songs instead," the young singer-songwriter says. "Back at school, most people didn’t understand or like this music. I remember on non-uniform day, I’d turn up in grunge clothing and loads of dark make-up, and people would be like, ‘What’s she doing?’ But I liked it, so I did it. But it’s becoming a lot more popular. Now I want to play music for a bunch of people and become the best I can be.”
A key component of her recent rise was working with producer Declan Legge (Jealous of the Birds, Ciaran Lavery), which helped shape her raw songwriting talent into fully realised productions. By summer 2021, Lauren put plans to study law on pause, and signed to Dublin label Faction (James Vincent McMorrow, All Tvvins) on the same day that she left school.
Having only begun writing songs one year previously, she followed a similar path to Beabadoobee signing to Dirty Hit after writing 'Coffee' in her schooldays,
With performances at Ireland Music Week 2021, and support slots with NewDad, Sorcha Richardson and SPRINTS, Lauren Ann definitely one to watch.
Listen to 'Adelaide' below.