LIVE REVIEW: LAUREN SANDERSON AT THE LODGE ROOM
PHOTOS // MALLORY TURNER
STORY // ANGIE PICCIRILLO
One of the ladies stealing the spotlight in 2018, was Epic records’ Lauren Sanderson — who finished out the year touring in support of her latest EP, DON’T PANIC!. Besides the mass acclaim she garnered in 2017 with her breakout single, “Written in the Stars” (Ft. PnB Rock) — Lauren has continued to garner listeners’ attention, and keep it. Along with her DIY approach to hip hop, R&B, mixed with an alt flavor, Sanderson has become known for her disruptive and distinct personality that makes her stand out from the rest.
From the hip hop heavy and seemingly aggressive “Shut Em Up,” to the more vibey and more traditionally “pop,” “Electric” and “The Only One” — Lauren explores new ground from her previous work, mixing a bit of practically every genre into an amalgamation of ear candy. An acoustic version of the EP was released in late December, which shows a different side of Lauren that simply adds to her appeal as a well-rounded musician.
There’s no doubt Lauren Sanderson has become one of our fave “genreless” babes of 2018, and we can’t wait to see what she has planned for 2019.
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