Lauren Eylise at Wednesdays on the Porch
Given the Governor’s directives limiting gatherings due to COVID-19, we’ll kick off summer’s concert season with live streaming shows online through June at Facebook.com/CliftonCAC, this week featuring the musical stylings of Lauren Eylise. We encourage everyone to tune in and enjoy from the safety of their own porches, patios, yards and balconies.
About the Band: Lauren Eylise
Lauren Eylise staked her spot in the music industry with the release of her debut EP Life/Death/Life in September 2017; however, music has long been this singer-songwriter’s heart and soul.
Singing since the tender age of 2 years old, music emerged as an innate form of expression for Lauren. Though her formal education in music was scarce, Lauren’s craft was propelled by her passion and life experiences. When the racially hostile culture of her university’s campus left her feeling depressed and alone, songwriting emerged as a form of healing for the songstress. Upon learning of the unplanned conception of her son after embarking on her career in New York City, it was her first single “Petals” that healed her despair and sparked her music career.
Lauren Eylise’s genre-defying music can only be accurately categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound while each song is born from lessons of the soul. Her commanding vocals and acoustic stylings exude an indie-folk style with R&B overtones that easily appeal to the energy of Pop music. And when armed with her full band, The Part-Time Lovers, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues. She is unapologetic, autonomously sensual and vulnerably transparent in her music and presence.
Life/Death/Life, Lauren’s 7-track debut EP, showcases her maturity as a vocalist and a composer. With a matter-of-fact candor comparable to Lauryn Hill and the savagery of SZA’s CTRL, the songstress’ message is founded on the belief that each story, no matter how painful or powerful, is born to be told. Lauren seeks to empower women to live unapologetically as their soul dictates through her music. Her recent single releases “Peaks & Valleys” (2019) and “Voodoo (Black Girl Magic)” (2020) demonstrate growth both in Lauren’s evolved sound and artistry.
Lauren Eylise’s resume reflects more than six years of work under her belt. As such, she has opened stages for the likes of Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, Jidenna, Tank, and The Bangas Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli, Train, John Legend, Matt Kearney, Raheem Devaughn, Tank, and many more.
Most recently, Lauren has appeared as frontwoman for P&G’s Secret Deodorant #AllStrengthNoSweat campaign. LaurenEylise’s emergent repertoire has drawn streams from her homeland in Cincinnati to New York and internationally in Germany, France, and South Africa. In 2016, she was named Women In Charg3’s Best RnB Artist of the Year and went on to be nominated for several Cincinnati Music Awards including Best Live Act, Best Singer-Songwriter and Best R&B/Funk/Soul Artist.
Lauren’s sophomore project is set for release in Spring 2020.