Los Angeles area songwriter shares his New Wave/Goth-Pop infused single to be included on a debut EP this Spring
(LOS ANGELES, CA) - 4.17.2020 - Southern California songwriter and visual artist Leo Lauren announces the release of his debut single “Supernormal,” available now on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and most digital service providers. “Supernormal” will be included on the rising artist’s EP of the same name, with further details to be revealed in late April.
Though “Supernormal” marks Lauren’s first foray as a professional recording artist, he is no stranger to songwriting, and has carefully crafted a distinct sonic and visual style. As an artist who works in painting, drawing, sculpture, writing, video, and hand-stitched garbs, Lauren further stands out from other creatives with his generationally fluid style and mixed-media arts practice – all which inform the nuanced songwriting, lyricism, and performance of “Supernormal.” His music tastefully synthesizes pop, funk, goth, soul, heavy metal, and alternative rock to form his own unique and dynamic sound.
In late 2018 Leo Lauren entered the studio with producer/guitarist Heather Baker (NoMBe, Bea Miller, Adam Lambert) and began production on multiple songs including “Supernormal” for his upcoming EP. Baker and Lauren also recruited friend and noted My Chemical Romance drummer Jarrod Alexander (known as Machine-Gun-Jarrod for his rapid fire, punchy playing) for the effort. The single and forthcoming EP was mixed by Grammy award-winning engineer Nathan Jenkins. A music video is currently in the works for “Supernormal,” with Lauren building an entire sci-fi set in his studio, designing a Hellraiser-esque alien bondage uniform, and producing other pieces of art as part of the project.
"Supernormal seeks to navigate the brazen optimism, great expectations and disappointments of a human experience,” says Leo Lauren. “It is an expression of release from the tension born when moments of personal transcendence and fantasy are persistently confounded by the limitations of occupying a physical body – a body subject to worldly demands as well as the waves of loneliness and isolation that accompany its individual existence."
About Leo Lauren:
Leo Lauren is a songwriter, visual artist, and producer from Los Angeles who blends influences of modern and classic pop, goth and new wave to create his unique sound. He wears his passion for 70’s, 80’s and 90’s fashion and culture on his sleeve, and cites some of his biggest influences to include Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Idol, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Gorillaz, Tears for Fears, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, and Peter Murphy. Lauren’s material engages with notions of psychological turmoil, desire, obsession, narcissism, victimization, masochism, love, and the tension created when fantasies of such collide with the limits of mortality and day-to-day life. Through melodrama, humor, and an earnest investment in Pop structure, Lauren simultaneously denormalizes and challenges the medium, all while celebrating its impact.
In late 2018 Lauren teamed up with producer Heather Baker (Bonnie McKee, NoMBe, Bea Miller, Adam Lambert) to record the single, and are finishing up efforts for an EP to be released this Spring. Drums on “Supernormal” come courtesy of respected industry drummer Jarrod Alexander of My Chemical Romance.
“Supernormal” is available now on most online streaming services and listeners can learn more about Leo Lauren at https://www.leolaurenmusic.com/
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