Austin, Texas-based shoegaze/darkish rock artist Lauren Lakis introduces her new single/music video, “TAKE MY HAND,” a observe lifted from her upcoming album, A Fiesta and a Hell, slated to drop in 2023 by way of Inexperienced Witch Recordings.
Lakis explains that “TAKE MY HAND” is about “forgetting what you thought you knew, letting go, bravely opening your thoughts to one thing radically totally different.”
She goes on, “What in the event you have been improper? Can you admit it? Are you able to shift with the ever-changing panorama of actuality, or are you caught in your methods? I discovered myself moving into the unknown in some ways the previous few years, compelled to entertain the notion that perhaps I didn’t know every thing, and in that I discovered freedom.”
Initially from Baltimore, in 2018, Lakis released her debut album, Ferocious, by way of Cavity Search Data, adopted by her EP, Unhappy Lady Breakfast. Produced by Billy Burke and engineered by Grammy-winner Chris Kasych, each information obtained beaucoup airplay and landed on greater than 65 Spotify playlists.
Lakis’ 2021 album, Daughter Language, obtained huge reward from elite retailers, with 1st Day Recent calling it “a rock gem.”
Having toured everywhere in the West Coast, Lakis has shared the stage with Ringo Deathstarr, Holy Wave, Sea Wolf, Peel Dream Journal, and Drowse, in addition to Grammy-nominated Tracy Bonham. In the course of the pandemic, Lakis carried out live-stream reveals with Bands In City, Jam within the Van, B Facet TV, Rock to Finish Rape Tradition, KXLU, ACLU, and JuJu Dwell.
“TAKE MY HAND” opens on swirling, angular guitars flowing right into a darkish, dreamy rhythm topped by layers of ghostly, gleaming leitmotifs. Lakis’ ethereal vocals imbue the lyrics with haunting timbres, evoking portentous ideas.
The video depicts Lakis seated in a chair amid a desert-like setting, carrying boots and an alligator hat. The visuals shift to photographs of unique animals, adopted by surreal cuts of Lakis at a reptile park after which sitting unclothed in a rococo room.
Without delay spectral and eerily bewitching, “TAKE MY HAND” drifts and glides, providing scrumptious sensations dripping with primeval urges.