Tiny Desk Contest judge Tarik Moody chats with Lauren Eylise about why he chose her entry for "Peaks & Valleys"
Eylise spoke about the inspiration behind her song "Peaks & Valleys" and how people, especially during these times, can learn to embrace the valleys of life. "The flower needs the sunshine and the rain to grow," Eylise said.
- Elle Mannion via NPR Music
Lauren Eylise, "Peaks and Valleys"
This video is the definition of doing the most ... in the best way possible. Lauren Eylise's "Peaks and Valleys" takes your emotions to unexpected highs and lows throughout the five-minute journey. With her buttery smooth runs, finger-pointing conviction and a sublime backing band, this song has been stuck in my head from the moment I pressed play.
- Sidney Madden via NPR Music
LAUREN EYLISE COVERS
Issue 04 | Fall/Winter 2018
"She’s all soul, no fluff. The undertone of her songs is an ode to womanhood and sexuality. Her lyrics embrace the power and sacredness of both—the dips and curves of femininity, the permission to be confident with what it is she wants and needs or might not know just yet."
- Kyle Wolff
LOCAL & NATIONAL PRESS
By combining vulnerability with sonically delectable instrumentation, Eylise has given us one of the most satisfying records of the year. More importantly, it plays like a call to arms for reclaiming what R&B has always been about: Passion.
"Lauren Eylise uses her musical art to heal listeners of any heartbreak they are suffering from. Lauren Eylise’s sensual, silky vocals feel like a mesmerizing dream – she creates a late-night, reflective vibe that is powerful and emotional."
"The recent event that sparked a bump in interest in her music was her entry into NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. She submitted a video performance of her R&B ballad “Peaks and Valleys."