Meet Lauren Sanderson - a rebel with a cause and your newest obsession. The Fort Wayne, Indiana native is teaching us all a little something about perseverance, gusto, and drive. Having gone from pretending to be her own manager to booking her first tour and recording music in her bedroom closet to opening for Finneas on tour this fall, the DIY mogul is an exemplary case of dedication, passion, and self-assurance.
Sanderson is here with her story and she's singing it loud. New single "Hotel Room," is the first offering from Sanderson's forthcoming debut album Midwest Kids Can Make It Big. This vulnerable alt-pop jam resonates on many levels - from relatable yet personal lyrics to danceable production. Sanderson romanticizes 'one last night' with a past love that just didn't work. You can preview the lust-driven, heart-aching video HERE.
A poet in her own right and cut from the same cloth as artists like Mac Miller and Lorde, the blazing 23-year-old is unstoppable. Sanderson has already garnered a massive following and it's easy to understand why -fans latch on to her straightforwardly uplifting and tell-it-like-it-is personality.
Sanderson was born to be on stage - but didn't realize it until she delivered a TED Talk at the age of 18. Wise beyond her years, Sanderson dove into the topic of parents supporting adolescents in finding, accepting and embracing their true selves -just as the LGBTQ artist herself was maneuvering her own journey. It was the feeling she had after getting off that stage that sparked her drive to pursue music.
Sanderson's journey to finding herself was propelled further when a label deal tried to strip her of her artistry. Once she shed the confines and limitations of the deal, Lauren was able to tell her story the way she wanted. Now she's here with a fiery passion and an album that wholeheartedly captures who Lauren is.