UK artist Lauren Housley returns with the long-awaited release of her third album, Girl From The North on 23rd April 2021 through her own label, Lovebird Recordings. Wrapped in a fresh and eclectic sound, the central theme of the new record is one of rediscovering herself and her roots:
“To move forward we sometimes have to go back. I wanted to prove to myself that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can make great music.” Lauren confides, “Returning to my hometown of Rotherham a few years ago, after leaving at the age of 18, seemed like the most bizarre decision I’d ever made. It was never part of my ‘plan’ but it has in fact enabled me to reassess my life and career goals and move forward in a way that feels true to myself.”
After completing Girl From The North in lockdown and now finding herself with the same backdrop as she prepares for its release into the world on April 23rd, Lauren hopes more than ever that her new music will bring a burst of light and joy to listeners in these dark times.
Her new single ‘Stay Awake To Dream’ is out now. The accompanying video, filmed at an abandoned airport just outside Nashville, is also available now.
About Lauren Housley:
Lauren Housley is a singer and songwriter hailing from Yorkshire; a young woman with a deep connection to great songs, the craft of storytelling and an emotive vocal performance.
Her love of music started early, “It was like magic to me, that music could have such an impact on the way I felt. It became my therapy. Being a deeply empathetic person led me to channel my emotions into poems and songs, with a hope that they would bring some comfort, joy and understanding to people.”
Lauren independently released her first two albums, Sweet Surrender in 2015 and The Beauty of This Life in 2017, quickly garnering acclaim from fans, critics and fellow musicians. Her single “Ghost Town Blues”’ was playlisted by BBC Radio 2, where fans include Bob Harris OBE, whilst “The Waiting Game”, became Robert Elms’ favourite track of the year on his BBC Radio London Show