Lauren Harding

Lauren Harding

 Los Angeles, California, USA
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

Heartfelt, honest, raw and real. This singer/songwriters sexy style will capture your heart and leave you humming for days.

Biography

Lauren Hardings music is a direct result of a youth spent lying awake at night consuming David Bowie, Elton John and a bit of cabaret jazz. This musical symbiosis is the bedrock of her first EP, Heart In A Box, a love torn confessional filled with radio friendly hooks and smoke-filled speak easy vocals.

Harding moved from Massachusetts to LA to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and pursue her passion in the city of dreams. Indeed, she dreamt up her whole EP while enduring her first months of congested LA traffic. A slight reprieve to visit her family in Cape Cod allowed her the time and space to organize and select what tracks she would pursue in the studio.

In 2010 she entered The LA Producers Club to track the six songs at breakneck speed over a long weekend. Delirious late night sessions were aided by strong lattes and Hardings unyielding focus on capturing her musical vision.

There is a somewhat old fashioned tone to Heart In A Box, eliciting comparisons to Sara Bareilles with an indie edge as well as such greats as Fiona Apple and Ingrid Michaelson. Lauren's voice shape-shifts from breathy coo to a Stevie Nicks like rock and roll purr, all the while exuding a classic confidence and sexuality.

Lauren has been on the road for her Steal Hearts Tour' since she completed the recordings, where she has been silencing rooms across the country. Her passion and dedication to her music is apparent in her unrelenting tour schedule and her growing number of fans around the world.

With a solid EP in the bag and a full length on the front burner, Ms. Harding has readied herself to shoot for the stars.

Lyrics

Shooting Stars

Written By: Lauren Harding

Boys like you are shooting stars
you shine so bright
then fly right by
And girls like me need a silvery moon
to illuminate her night

So why do I still think of you
when you're light years away
I lie away most every night
to keep the dreams at bay

I try so hard to forget you
but every time I just fall through
you and me, we're like two ships
passing in the dead of night

So why do I still think of you
when you're light years away?
I lie awake most every night
to keep the dreams at bay

And I think its time
that I make you see
that boy, you ought to shine on me
cause its been to long
never felt this way
I've got to find a way
to make you stay

I do believe that you and me
could be meant to be
if I set you free
so I will try on something new
till I don't dream of you

My Heart Flies

Written By: Lauren Harding

I have been in love before
but I have never felt like this
and they may say that I'm a fool
but I'll just say a fool for you

Cause when I see you around here
I just get weak in the knees
and when you smile 'hello' dear
my hear flies

You may be the answer to
the prayers I say beneath the moon

Cause when I see you around here
I just get weak in the knees
and when you smile 'hello' dear
my heart flies

I used to be oh so lonely
now I've got you here with me
something tells me you're here to stay
and I don't mind

Cause when I see you around here
I just get weak in the knees
and when you smile 'hello' dear
my heart flies (x2)

I could fall into those eyes
and swim inside their golden tides

Poison

Written By: Lauren Harding

Poison disguised
as a sweet perfume
it fills the air
and it permeates the room

A scent you think
you can't deny
but breath to deep
and smell the lie

Poison, poison
Just when you think
that you found someone
you can hold at night
a little voice inside
tells you
something just ain't right
poison, poison

Poison intoxicates your soul
it seeps inside
and it takes its deadly toll

Just when you think
you might get away
that poison starts
to have her way

Poison, poison
Just when you think
that you found someone
you can hold at night
a little voice inside
tells you, you should
run and hide
poison, poison

You can't run, you can't hide
that poisons coming
and she's coming for your life
Girls like her always
get their way
she'll lure you in
as her deadly prey

Poison takes over your heart
even though
there were signs from the start

Fall to your knees
and clench your throat
well I could be your antidote
to that...
poison, poison

Just when you think
that you found someone
you can hold at night...

Front Of The Line

Written By: Lauren Harding

I've kept my heart
in a box tied up
tucked away on a dusty shelf

And you'd never notice
the gaping hole
that I brought upon my self

Cause I was the one
who tied the bow
and decided I couldn't
let you know
that all I ever wanted
yes all I ever wanted
was you

Cause you leave me undone
move me so deep
you're eyes are secrets that I want to keep
hearts strings wind,
intertwined with my
and my only wish is to be on your list
standing in front of the line

It's been four years
since I tied the bow
and put my heart away

And I never noticed
that it was gone
till you came around my way

And now when I look
into your eyes
its then that I realize
that all I ever wanted
yes all I ever wanted
all I ever wanted
was you

Cause you leave me undone
move me so deep
your eyes are secrets that I want to keep
Heart strings wind
intertwine with mine
And my only wish is to be on your list
standing in front of the line

And I know you
don't even know
the way that I adore you
and that's my fault
so scared to say
those little words
that say it all

That you leave me undone
move me so deep
your eyes are secrets that I want to keep
Hearts strings wind
intertwine with mine
And my only wish is to be on your list
standing in front of the line

Yes my only wish is to be on your list
standing in front of the line

Sunset

Written By: Lauren Harding

I haven't been
very fair to you
I've kept you selfishly
tight around my finger
when I should have set you free

I never should have held your hand
I should have told you no
but I was so damn broken
I just couldn't let you go

So here's the part
where I say goodbye
and here's where you can't
see me cry
cause I've made my decision
though I don't wanna choose
cause when it all comes down to it
its both of us who lose

And I'm not ready
to give you up
my sun though my darkest days
I'll never forget all you've done for me
or the smile you resurrected on my face

but I know who I can't live without
I've tried it once before
now that he's back
my heart beats fully
that hole has been restored

So here's the part
where I say goodbye
and here's where you can't
see me cry
cause I've made my decision
though I don't wanna choose
cause when it all comes down to it
its both of us who lose

Well you've been my sun
but that day is done
and I fear that we're out of time
you must go on without me
I know, I know that you'll be fine

So here's the part
where I say goodbye
and here's where you can't
see me cry
cause I've made my mind up
though I kissed you just today
I know I've been unkind
just can't see no other way

And I've made my decision
though I don't wanna choose
cause when it all comes down to it
it's both of us who lose

I'm losing my best friend

Discography

'Heart In A Box' is Lauren's first solo release

Set List

Varies upon gig