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 her formal education in music was scarce, 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 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 vulnerably 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.
Lauren Eylise’s resume reflects more than six years of work under her belt. As such, she has opened stages for the likes of Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, Jidenna, Tank, and The Bangas Yasiin Bey, Talib Kweli, Train, John Legend, Matt Kearney, Raheem Devaughn, Tank, and many more.
Most recently, Lauren has appeared as frontwoman for P&G's Secret Deodorant #AllStrengthNoSweat campaign. 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.
Lauren’s sophomore project is set for release in Spring 2020.
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Lauren Eylise, "Peaks and Valleys"
2020 NPR Tiny Desk Contest - Heat Check
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
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BLACK GIRL MAGIC
"Sonically, "Voodoo (Black Girl Magic)" is emotive, powerful and majestic, with a hearty pulsating beat, anthemic song structure, distorted guitar riffing and heart-swelling melodies. The full-bodied combination of Pop, Rock and Soul meshes perfectly with the lyrical themes of strength, resilience and empowerment."
Lauren Eylise sits down with Kelly Clarkson and Nicole Barsalona, president of Women In Music, to discuss Lauren's journey as a female working within a male-dominated music industry and her partnership with Secret Deodorant.
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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.
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