Lauren Eylise staked her spot in the music industry with the release of her debut EP Life/Death/Life in September 2017; however, music has been this singer-songwriter's heart and soul for as long as she can remember.
Singing since the tender age of 2 years old, music emerged as an innate form of expression for Lauren. Though never formally educated in music, Lauren’s craft was propelled by her passion and life experiences.
When the racially hostile culture of her university’s campus left her feeling depressed and alone, songwriting emerged as a form of healing for the songstress. Upon learning of the unplanned conception of her son just months after embarking on her career in New York City, it was her first single “Petals” that healed her despair and sparked her music career.
Lauren Eylise’s genre-defying music can only be accurately categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound while each song is born from lessons of the soul. Her commanding vocals and acoustic stylings exude an indie-folk style with R&B overtones that easily appeal to the energy of Pop music. And when armed with her full band, The Part Time Lovers, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues. She is unapologetic, autonomously sensual and vulnerable transparent in her music and presence.
Life/Death/Life, Lauren's 7-track debut EP, showcases her maturity as a vocalist and a composer. With a matter-of-fact candor comparable to Lauryn Hill and the savagery of SZA’s CTRL, the songstress’ message is founded on the belief that each story, no matter how painful or powerful, is born to be told. Lauren seeks to empower women to live unapologetically as their soul dictates through her music.
Though her debut EP Life/Death/Life is young in age, Lauren's resume reflects more than six years of work under her belt. Before the release of Life/Death/Life, Lauren Eylise opened stages for the likes of Train, Matt Kearney, and Raheem Devaughn. Since then, Lauren has opened for Linkin’ Bridge, Tank’s #SavageTour, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Erykah Badu, and Patti Labelle.
Lauren Eylise’s emergent repertoire has drawn streams from her homeland in Cincinnati to New York and internationally in Germany, France, and South Africa. In 2016, she was named Women In Charg3’s Best RnB Artist of the Year and went on to be nominated for several Cincinnati Music Awards including Best Live Act, Best Singer-Songwriter and Best R&B/Funk/Soul Artist. Most recently, Lauren has appeared as frontwoman for P&G's Secret Deodorant #AllStrengthNoSweat campaign.
2018 was just the cusp of Lauren Eylise’s career. With plans to release her sophomore project by 2019's end, the future holds more healing, more soul and more Lauren Eylise than ever before.
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
Lauren Eylise For
Watch Lauren Eylise as she teams up with
Procter & Gamble to showcase how she's
all strength and no sweat in their latest
Secret Deodorant commercials.
During the 2019 Cincinnati Music Festival, Secret's purpose to embolden and unite women under the theme of #AllStrengthNoSweat lived through a boutique content capture series hosted by Cincinnati-based musician and brand influencer, Lauren Eylise.