Today, Lauren Ruth Ward is back with a defiant and candid new single, “We Are Grown Ups.” Reflecting on the song’s freeing integrity, Ward says, “A culmination of shifting relationships left me feeling winded at one point mainly due to the amount of energy I spent on understanding an opposing side of an argument. I’m always game to hear someone else’s reality, share mine, and find a common ground but life ain’t always peaches and cream. I believe life is also more beautiful when you watch what you say but this song is me saying ‘fuck it, don’t care, you win, have a great life.’ Careless, immature, spiteful, a cathartic middle finger to the moments I’ve grinned and beared.”
On the delightfully confrontational track, Ward evokes the Joplin-esque folk-rock era of the 60s/70s that came before her while also forging ahead to craft a thrilling sound of her own. The powerhouse vocalist just wrapped up her show-stopping west coast headlining tour, where she charmed and captivated audiences along the way.
Lauren also recently teamed up with retropop powerhouse Desi Valentine and Jack Daniels to record “Same Soul”, inspired by a recent trip to Tennessee. Hear the song and see behind-the-scenes clips of the collaboration via FADER, here.