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Newport Beach, CA | SELF

Newport Beach, CA | SELF
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"Special" - Single (June 2013 Release)

"Sucker for Guilt-Tripping" - EP (Aug. 2010 Release)

"Winning is Everything" - Single (Jan. 2010 Release)

"My Self Back" - Single (Nov. 2009 Release)



Self-described “accidental lyrical feminist”, Laura Kraus, who performs under the stage name, Launna, is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, producer, and musician, based in Newport Beach, California.

Launna, alongside her long-time creative collaborator and renowned producer, Haim Cotton, is currently co-producing her full length album, “My Self Back”, with her fourth album single slated for release in 2014.

Launna’s intelligent and seductive lyrics artfully articulate her frustration with cultural standards in regards to gender roles. Her intense and feministic philosophical perspectives are deeply reminiscent of introspective artists like Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos; her brazen and forward-thinking lyrical communication style akin to American’s pop icon, Madonna.

Launna’s full-length album depicts her emotional and turbulent struggle of embracing her identity; valiantly chronicling the often harrowing backlash that has accompanied her relentless path to self-discovery.

Her most recent production, “Special”, a Summer 2013 independently released single, has been nominated in four categories on the 2014, 56th Annual Grammy Awards first-round voting ballot: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Previous Grammy honors include Launna’s 2010 Summer EP, “Sucker for Guilt-Tripping”, which was nominated in 8 categories on the official 2011, 53rd Annual Grammy Awards first-round voting ballot: Record Of Year, Album Of Year, Song Of Year, Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Dance Recording and Producer Of Year.

Launna performs regularly at various venues in Orange County and is now gearing up for the 2014 release of her fourth album single and debut music video.