“Every time I watch this video, it just wrecks me” - Bobby Carter NPR Tiny Desk Producer, Contest Judge — Tiny Desk Contest 'Top Shelf' - Bob Boilen and Bobby Carter
After spending three months during the covid lockdowns in Los Angeles for S 19 of NBC's, 'The Voice', Lauren Frihauf recorded first three original releases result from a collaboration project with guitarist Ben Suyat. The two began writing music while at the School of Rock, staying after weekly house band rehearsals to work out their tunes. Their first song, "Adaline", won the notice of judges Kix Brooks, Pat Higdon, and Shane Minor at the 2020 Tennessee Songwriter Week Qualifying Round at Arrington Vineyards.
Lauren's songwriting is intricate, personal, and authentic. Her vocals have been compared to Amber Navran of Moonchild, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, and Amy Winehouse. Her music has an urban vibe with a touch of Neo-soul: surprising considering she lives on a rural eastern Colorado farm!
Her recent feature in Tiny Desk 'Top Shelf' is a nod to the debut solo project she can't wait to share with the world!