Following next week series of awesome premieres, today we are psyched to join forces with Oakland-based soulful electronic songstress Lake Lady for the premiere of her haunting second single “All Over This Town” off her forthcoming EP Better Day.
A worldly musical soul at heart, Oakland-based Charise Sowells – under the moniker of Lake Lady – is combining styles past and present to create a refreshingly modern new sound that holds your attention from start to finish. With influences ranging from the chilled-out trip hop of Massive Attack and Portishead to the blues stylings of Billie Holiday, Lake Lady is ready to take 2016 by storm with her brand new EP titled Better Day.
A multi-faceted talent, Sowells has a hugely accomplished background including film, television and event planning. She has worked as a Production Coordinator (PBS’s Cyberchase), Production Assistant (TLC’s Randy to the Rescue, SundanceTV’s Brick City), and as a Managing Director at The L.A. Little Theater in Santa Monica. Sowells later joined The Deli Magazine’s Austin branch as an Editor and Event Planner, where she partnered with the Good Music Club and KUTX’s Laurie Gallardo to stage Get Schooled!, a showcase featuring the best up-and-coming music acts in the area.
Sowells has also made her mark in the music industry with a variety of acts. Her extensive experience includes touring nationally as Grayson Wray Project‘s lead vocalist and synth player, performing the 2012 Art Outside festival with dream-pop group Notsolow, and even playing abroad in France for the Fete de la Musique (World Music Day) with her groove-pop duo Lake Lady and the Mountain Man.
Now armed with haunting electronica-filled beats to match her soulful crooning, Lake Lady is quickly blazing her path to the top. She has collaborated with a myriad of electronic producers including Ado Mass, DJ Lee Kalt, Ghost Youth, Quando, and many more.
Co-produced with Midnite Tiger, Lake Lady’s Better Day EP is set to release on March 25. At times haunting and always bursting with soul, these five songs see Sowells paying loving tribute to her influences while crafting a sound that is entirely her own.
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