Lauren Lakis: Sail Away

Consistently rising dreampop artist, Lauren Lakis, has shared stages with remarkable underground acts like Drowse, Coastlands, Emmet Palaima of Elizabeth Colour Wheel, as well as prominent alternative rocker, Tracy Bonham. Her 2018 album, Ferocious, and 2019 EP, Sad Girl Breakfast, have been followed by a series of artful singles, the latest of which is the esoteric, Sail Away, which comes paired to a rather eccentric and arresting visual.

"Thematically, Sail Away explores the idea of running away with my inner child, protecting and parenting her," Lakis explains in a long statement about the song's aim. "It’s me becoming my own mother, which was something I had to do at a young age. 

"As the daughter of my mother, I had to learn how to take care of myself and grow up quickly. She struggled with addiction until I was almost 10 years old; I don’t have many memories of my childhood before that age. I’ve spent some years in Alanon, connecting to my inner child and learning how to 're-parent' her as a way of healing those wounds. The inner child is the part of us that is innocent, vulnerable, playful, full of wonder, freely trusting and loving. It hasn’t always been easy to connect with that side of myself.

"I didn’t feel like I had a voice as a kid, and I had no control over what was happening around me. In spite of, or perhaps because of this, I grew into an extremely strong, resilient, capable adult. This song explores my longing for having had an adult like me around, when I was a child… as well as the anger I’ve carried with me for having missed out. I’ve had to accept that no one can go back in time and fix that for me."

Daughter Language, the upcoming album by Lauren Lakis, was recorded at Seahorse Sound, produced by Billy Burke, and mixed by Chris Kasych & Samur Khouja (Devendra Banhart, Deerhunter, Chastity Belt), and it will be out through Green Witch Recordings. 


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