Pop, Dark Rock artist Lauren Lakis has generated support from a wide range of audiences across the globe. She recently released her latest album, "Daughter Language", a collection of nine tracks that shows Lauren Lakis delving further into hauntingly beautiful distorted rock complete with echoing vocals and goth-tinged fuzzy guitars.
"The definition of Daughter Language is a language descended from a mother language, and this album explores the differences between being the daughter of my mother, the daughter of my father…what it means to be a daughter of God, a daughter of all of humanity that preceded me," said Lakis about the new album.
Daughter Language was recorded at Seahorse Sound with Billy Burke producing, and Chris Kasych & Samur Khouja (Devendra Banhart, Deerhunter, Chastity Belt) mixing.
A child of Baltimore, Lauren grew to embrace the fatalistic spirit of the city in her work and art. With stunningly raw, haunting tones, Lakis has fashioned her own brand of “delightfully gut-churning shoegaze”.
Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut full-length Ferocious with Cavity Search Records (Elliott Smith, Helio Sequence) in 2018, Lakis delivered audiences the highly anticipated Sad Girl Breakfast in 2019. Both records were produced by Billy Burke (REL, Luna Lovebad) with additional engineering by Grammy-winning mixer Chris Kasych (Adele, Deftones, Phantogram, HAIM). Both releases have gone on to garner radio airplay on 40+ stations in the US.
Lakis and her full band have toured the West Coast extensively, and have shared bills with Drowse, Coastlands, and Emmet Palaima of Elizabeth Colour Wheel. Most recently, the band played to a sold-out room at Doug Fir Lounge, as well as The Catalyst Santa Cruz, opening for Flor & Winnetka Bowling League. Lakis also performed a pair of solo shows opening for Grammy-nominated legendary rocker Tracy Bonham.
Am I doomed to repeat the past? Are my patterns too ingrained to release? Is the trauma of my history so embedded in my genetic code that my path is already set?
Listen to Lauren Lakis's latest album Daughter Language below.