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Lauren Ray Release New Single

Following the release of her debut EP last year, British singer songwriter Lauren Ray announces her brand new single ‘Drive’ will be released on 29th April, taken from her forthcoming debut album, ‘We Will Need Courage’ – out this summer. Watch here.

With hints of Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and Carole King, ‘Drive’ ticks all the boxes of a soulful, pop-country crossover. With a laid back summer groove, it’s thoughtful and understated with a sleepy, rocking ease to it, complimented with Lauren’s rich sultry vocals.

“There are no guarantees in love,’ says Lauren. “This song is about having the courage to really go for it, even though you don’t know how any new relationship will turn out.”

With a Polish/South African father and English/Irish mother Lauren and her siblings grew up living in South Africa, Poland, Austria and eventually the UK. This migratory life seeps into Lauren’s song writing, with the kind of complicated love songs that are born of spending life losing and making new friends.

Whilst holding down a full time job in the music industry by day, Lauren has spent the last few years performing and writing in her spare time, building a fan base in London, LA and Nashville. She’s written with a host of hit songwriters including Martin Sutton (Leann Rimes), Ian Dench (Beyoncé, Jordin Sparks) and Michael Garvin (Jennifer Lopez) and in April of last year finally got time to start recording her album in Nashville working with producer Neilson Hubbard.

The first single from the album ‘Come To Me’ was released in October 2015 on her label TAMLAN records (named after her families initials). It came as part of an EP, ‘Paying For Love’ which won her critical acclaim and big UK regional radio support.  She’s now putting the final finishing touches to the album, set for release this summer.

For now all eyes are on the lead single, ‘Drive’ out April 29th.  Stay tuned for details on Lauren’s latest dates for Café Nero tour:

‘Drive’ is out April 29th via TAMLAN Records.

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