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Alt- Pop Singer- Songwriter born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Current resident of Nashville, TN. While her birth certificate reads Lauren Adkins, the merciless lyricist and indie-pop savior has made a name for herself as Lawn— a once in a generation artist and songwriter.
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"Come Together with Lawn's Reminiscent Single, "Handling It"
"Your New Favorite Indie-Pop Artist, Lawn!"
February 27th, 2021
Lawn went from recording at her mom's house to taking a leap of faith to move to Nashville with nothing but her car and her dog. Lawn is very real about how she has been able to work hard to meet people and create a world of music that is taking her to the top.
We adore the vulnerability and emotion you've delivered through your recent single, "Handling It." What sparked the inspiration for this single?
Thank you! “Handling It” began as a rather sad song, written on guitar in my bedroom while I was struggling mentally from leaving my friends for a big city to chase the songwriting career as well as start over with a new slate. When the pandemic hit, it became that much clearer that coming home was less likely every day. People would ask “how are you,” and my honest response was “I’m handling it”. Coming home, for a lot of people, feels comforting. For others, it’s more painful. But for most, I believe it’s a little bit of both..and that’s what I hope this song conveys.
Did you work with any musicians or producers when formulating the fluid and groovy pop instrumentals for "Handling It?"
I did! My producer/engineer (Sam Falle) actually helped me out a lot in the changes for “Handling It.” Starting off as a slow, sad acoustic turn and developed into a groovy sound with some bass and electricity. At first, I was turned off by it as it didn’t fit my original idea and I worried that the message would get lost but now, seeing the response to the song already, I’m grateful for the changes because I don’t think "Handling It" would be what it is today without Sam's expertise.
Seeing as your lyricism within "Handling It" is incredibly vulnerable and emotional, would you say that you're comfortable and familiar with writing such personal lyricism? Did you face any challenges when writing your thoughts on paper?
When I started writing, I pledged to stay honest. And that meant agreeing to vulnerability while reading my diary aloud to the world. But I was soon faced with a decision: would I rather be naked in front of a crowd of 10 people and have my words be honest, or be glamorous in a crowd of 100s who think I’m something that I’m not. I chose the latter. I want my listeners to feel like they know me and I think that’s carried into my personality and the way I live my life; and maybe it isn’t everyone’s thing, maybe you don’t want to party to my songs but it’s me and it’s real and I have no issues with people knowing that because the friend you claim is “the life of the party” also feels alone when the lights go out.
March 20th, 2021
From Cleveland to Nashville, the merciless singer-songwriter and alt-pop artist Lawn releases a powerful and heavily relatable single entitled "Handling It."
A once-in-a-generation type artist and singer-songwriter, Lawn pushes her innate spirit and undeniable resilience in each track she releases. One can hear Lawn's enviable vulnerability through songs like "For You Mom," in honor of her late mother, greatest fan, and fiercest challenger, Loretta.
Kicking off 2021 with the release of another powerful and lyrically-heavy single, "Handling It," Lawn created this single hoping that listeners who weren't able to make it home this year would relate. While grooving alongside the punchy and fluid pop production/instrumentation, Lawn offers various elements that easily resonate with listeners anywhere.
Jumping into "Handling It," the song opens with a soothing electric guitar soaked in reverb alongside Lawn's melodic and soft vocal stylings. While singing of missing events, her mother, and her friends, we can hear each vulnerable and heavy emotion pour through Lawn's moving vocal delivery. Moving towards the hook, a crisp bass-line and warm pop drums flow through the song and make it all the sweeter.
We adore the song's introspective and reminiscent atmosphere, primarily through the sonics and their minor to major shifts and Lawn's tender vocal portrayal.
Reaching the end of the song, Lawn offers an incredibly delicate a capella where her layered harmonies sing the sweetest and most heartfelt melodies.
Treat your ears with Lawn's relatable and groovy single, "Handling It," and allow your heart to grow fonder of those you miss with help from Lawn's vulnerable lyricism and performance.
May 21st, 2021
A power to behold, an artist who released three singles from her college dorm. All produced, written, composed, and sang by herself. Going ahead and releasing four other singles in the next two years. Growing her fanbase from zero to 3000 monthly listeners, within 18 months, without any external help and media coverage. This 24-year-old powerhouse, Lawn, is here to stay and make it big in the music industry.
The Nashville-based Indie-Pop artist is currently wooing the audiences with her latest single, "Grow Up and Figure it Out," which reflects the influence of Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch. Her previous single, "Handling It," touched the audiences with its lyrical vulnerability and intense emotions, and established her as a phenomenon, a voice to be heard.
Rediscovering Her Love For Music
Fresh out of college in Cleveland, Ohio, Lawn was suddenly faced with the passing of her mother. What entailed next was leaving the town in her mother’s car, with only her dog to keep her company. No money, no plan, she worked as a server to make ends meet, all the while living in the car. Her love for music got lost between coping with her mother’s loss and taking care of her 18-year-old brother. A rough six months of chasing a dead-end gig later, she went seeking a job at studios in Nashville. One studio hired her for a sales job, and it proved to be a turning point for her. At the designer studio, Lawn encountered a producer, who took her future four song EP and professionally mixed and mastered them for her, all the while being a mentor to her in the entire process. Since then, she has released four songs outside of her bedroom, heard her song being played professionally on a Cello and Violin, learned how to play the grand piano, and rediscovered her love for music.
“Try, Fail, Try again, Fail harder. But don’t stop trying. I’ve never met a good person who works hard not get everything they ever wanted.” Lawn swears by these words, her determination standing as a testimony to her belief.
AIM TO INSPIRE
Lawn strives to let it out to the masses that their stats do not, and will never predict their future. “My life has been an endless series of unfortunate events,” she explains, “getting arrested, growing up below our means, never having a Christmas, being raised by a single mom that died when I was barely 22 years old, a family who was and still is absent, getting wrapped up in the wrong things. My name on paper looked bleak. But I found my strength in those I’ve crossed paths with, my friends who’ve pulled me up from my knees when I was drowning, the strangers I’ve met while scraping money, the stories I’ve collected have all crafted the well rounded, loving 24-year old I am today. Be easy on yourself, don’t compare yourself to others, compare yourself to the different versions of who you used to be. Because I think 14-year-old you would think you’re pretty fucking awesome.”
Talking about her inspiration, she credits it to her harshest critic and her biggest supporter, her mom. Lawn’s mother was an award-winning writer for her novel Stone Cold Guilty, had a play off-broadway in NYC, had seen the world, and always taught her to trust herself and her skills. “I will always appreciate what sacrifices she made for me to do this. But since she felt like I was good enough, I felt like I was too"
Her Vision For The Future And Her Message To The Fans
While Lawn is thankful that her progress stayed substantial throughout the pandemic, she plans to continue honing her writing, recording, and creating post-pandemic. Another special vision she holds is to meet her small group of fans on her small tour.“ Hearing that my songs touched anyone's soul in any way shape or form is my favorite thing about doing music. Just a single person, means the world to me.”
Her fans and her appreciators mean the world to her, and to them she sends out this special message, “Work hard when you can, rest when you can’t. Be easy on yourself and your growth. You aren’t falling behind and you haven’t run out of time. Try not to take yourself so seriously, no one has a damn idea what they’re doing.”
Lawn Forces Herself to, "grow up and figure it out"
May 14th, 2021
Bringing us the goods from Cleveland to Nashville, the powerful alt-pop artist and singer-songwriter Lawn returns with a heartbreaking ballad entitled "grow up and figure it out."
There's never a dull moment when it comes to the dynamic and mysterious stylings of Lawn, as she's graced us with her stylings on various occasions and left us wanting more each time around. Creating music for the misunderstood, Lawn strives to bring her audience into a place of inclusivity and acceptance.
Expanding on her most recent release, "grow up and figure it out," Lawn soaks our speakers in another heavily versatile alt-pop/rock piece through her dynamic instrumentals and conceptual lyricism. While touching on themes of heartbreak and moving forward for the better, Lawn pulls us deep into the storyline through her brilliant and emotional performance.
Hitting play on, "grow up and figure it out," we're met with a foot-stomping drum beat, short rhythm guitar strokes, and a celestial violin arrangement. Once Lawn begins floating through the track with her vibrant vocal stylings, she later expands on the conceptual and heartfelt storyline. Reaching the pre-chorus, short violin strings serenade us alongside a tender piano and Lawn's introspective lyricism.
Expanding on her lyrics, Lawn reminds us of past hardships as she brings us deeper into a story of someone's birthday and the cyclical emotions that come around each year. Wishing to reach out and rekindle their once lit flame, Lawn harshly reminds herself to grow up and move forward from this recurring heartache.
Find a piece of yourself within Lawn's recent emotional single, "grow up and figure it out," and get to know the influential singer-songwriter as she continues to expand her sound and style.
Welcome back to BuzzMusic Lawn. Thank you for winning us over once again with your powerful stylings, especially within your recent single, "grow up and figure it out." What inspired the creation of this emotional piece?
Thank you, wow, beyond flattered you like it. It’s taken me by such a humbling surprise at the response from this single. This song is clearly a lot different than my latest releases but I was inspired by my earliest childhood influences such as Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Paramore, just to name a few of the greats. But all in all, I have to thank my ex who was really mean to me. His birthday was ironically Independence Day, which in America is the time to get completely sh*t-faced so he would throw these huge extravagant parties at his house to where he would either ignore me or fight with me. So thanks man, couldn’t have done it without ya.
Seeing as you're relatively familiar with writing such emotional and vulnerable lyricism, did you face any inner challenges when writing your lyrics for "Grow Up and Figure It Out?"
"grow up and figure it out," was the easiest song I’ve ever written. I always knew I would write something about him eventually, as it consumed such a large portion of my young adult life, but I had to get over the initial heartbreak from it which took me years. Grief is a weird thing when it comes to your first love, constantly vacillating between sadness, anger, and apathy. I really wanted this song to exhibit the emotions of love and of growing up and figuring it out.
What were the recording and creative processes like for the instrumentals within "Grow Up and Figure It Out?" Did you work solo on this process?
Every song I write starts with a horrible rendition of me playing one instrument. It started off with just keys, then electric guitar, then my producer put some synth strings on there because I am truly obsessed with being dramatic. I want every lyric, every note to everything I write to hit hard, to contribute to the story. But, I still wanted the violence and the pain of losing someone to be displayed so we kept the electric guitar, got some beats over it. That’s when the strings became a focal point.
Why did you feel the need to add a powerful and cinematic string section to the instrumentals for your single, "grow up and figure it out?"
My engineer, Sam Falle, is truly one of the most patient people I’ve ever met. He’s always willing to take the extra step to make my music what I envisioned it to be, even when I’m unable to describe what I’m going for. After we dabbled with the string concept, he mentioned getting real string players to play on this song. Since I was 6 years old, I’ve had such a fascination with strings and dreamed of the day I’d have them on some of my own work. When I heard Mary Grace, and Jerome, my Violinist/Violist, play the first time through the track, I cried because it was so beautiful and beyond what I ever thought it could be. The amount of time and talent that goes into playing an instrument of that caliber is magical to witness. I also love Harry Potter. Feel like that needs to be mentioned.
How do releases like "grow up and figure it out," help new listeners get to know you better? How does this single represent you and your sound?
I have two sides to my character, one that is an emotional, grieving storm, and the other that is ready to fight my case with fire. I feel like most of my latest singles like Insatiable and For You, Mom is when I was crying and asking for a break. Grow Up and Figure it out is me giving the break. This is a song that resembles the closest with my first single, “Summer Mattress”, armed and loaded with every word I wish I said once my rose-colored glasses departed from view.
Do you have a dream artist collaboration?
I always joke and say that I’m the dollar store Phoebe Bridgers but that’s mostly due to the similar hair color. I’d love to collaborate with her along with Julien Baker, Chelsea Cutler, Sasha Sloan, just to name a few of my influences. Any female artist out there breaking the glass ceiling, I’m chipping away right next to you while cheering you on in the crowd.