INDIE-DREAM POP WITH THAT INDIE ROCK TO AMP UP YOUR PLAYLIST. INTRODUCING SINGER-SONGWRITER ‘LAUREN DAY’ FROM WELLINGTON,NZ BUT BASED IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, WITH HER BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘WHAT WE CALL LOVE’ WE GOT TO CHAT ALL ABOUT THE MEANING, MAKING AND MORE. READ THE FULL CHAT HERE.

What is your name?
Lauren Day 

What is your genre of music?
I would say it’s a mix of  Indie/Dream Pop and Indie Rock

Give us a little bio about you.
I’m originally from Wellington NZ and have been living in Sydney Australia for the past 9 years. Since living in Sydney I have been on a real music journey starting out in Pop then moving into more Future Bass and Dance/House then into the sound I have now found sitting in the Indie Pop/Rock genre. Learning music production really helped with the creation of my EP and discovering what music I like to listen to and what I want to create. I have worked with so many talented producers over the years that have all really helped with my development. 

What made you go into music?
Music has been what I wanted to do since as long as I can remember, but my uncle was the family member who nudged me in the right direction. He played drums, piano and guitar and was very naturally gifted at playing by ear. I just loved the way music made me feel and have always wanted to create something that makes others feel something special.  

Who are your influences?
Lana Del Rey, Solange, George Maple, JOY., Fleetwood Mac 

Are you signed?
No I’m Independent. 

You released your new single ‘What We Call Love’, tell us more about the single.
The song was originally written at the end of 2019 for my EP.  At the time of finishing up the EP we just couldn’t get the track sounding like it needed to so we put it on hold. After the 1st lockdown Matt Hurt and I were back in the studio working on another song and opened it up and were like why didn’t we finish this?! It’s actually really cool! During the 2nd lockdown I spent some time playing around with the pitch, drums and vocals and it all came together and now it’s probably my favourite track I have released yet! 

What is the meaning behind the single?
I wrote the song about my relationship with my now husband. I wanted it to reflect how individual every relationship is and how you can’t compare your love to someone else’s. You write your own rules in love.  It’s about being so passionately in love that nothing else matters. 

What was the writing and recording process like?
The original demo was written in my bedroom on Logic Pro X. The lyrics I had laid down in the beginning stayed the same but the original speed was slower and had a lot of airy synths, it was quite basic haha. Matt Hurt rebuilt the instrumentals and I did new vocals in his studio. When we revisited it later I played around with pitching it down and adding more vibrant, indie sounding drums. I then redid all the vocals adding more layers in my home studio. Matt then took it back, redid all the guitar/bass parts and finished it off!  

Describe the track in two words.
Romantic, Dreamy 

Who did you work with on the single?
Matt Hurt Played all the instruments and did the Production and Mixing, Pete Holz Mastered the track

We see a Music video for single ‘What We Call Love’, what was the creative process like for the making and filming?
Connor Neil has worked with me on my previous music videos ‘Forever Young’ and ‘On & On’ so I knew he would understand my intentions and vibe for the video. I really wanted to keep it quite simple. I begged my husband to star in it with me haha. I knew I wanted a tennis scene with a vintage country club vibe to represent the games people play in their relationships. I also just wanted it to be real honest scenes of a couple hanging out being cute and just being in love. 

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, can you give us a teaser of what to expect?
I’m definitely planning on writing another EP very soon. I feel like a lot has happened since my last EP so I have a lot to express. I also have one single sitting in the pipeline that needs a little more work. 

Do you have any live shows or a tour coming up and if so let us know where we can catch you at?
I’m currently working on another live show in Sydney so stay tuned for that! 

What else can we expect in 2022?
Apart from some live performances the rest of 2022 will be dedicated to writing/producing new music! 

Will we see any collaborations and if so, can you tell us more about them?
I’m definitely keen to do some collaborations this year but nothing is set in stone yet so you will need to watch this space! 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I want to advance myself further with my music production so in 5 years I see myself fully producing my own EP or Album as well as producing and collaborating with other artists on their work.


What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I always ask myself, if I look back in 5-15years will I regret doing/not doing something and that basically pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me do things even if I’m scared. 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
I always have Butter menthol lozenges! My Shure Beta 58 microphone, Water with honey in case the venue doesn’t have any. I usually take my Tonezzz in ear monitors if the sound engineer can accommodate them. And lastly, I always need a good Reverb for that dreamy vocal vibe!  

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes!
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Tiktok
Soundcloud
Website
 

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