Track of the day: Lauren Lakis ‘Lead us on’

34035964_210603216218187_995221927679229952_nBaltimore’s Lauren Lakis is a woman on a mission:

“to strike out on my own, boldly go where no one in my family has gone, to love harder and more passionately.”

Wanting to discover what it’s like to lead the lives of as many different types of people in the world, Lakis spent nights writing poetry with junkies in abandoned warehouses, taught English in Prague, worked as both a stripper and yoga teacher in Tokyo and helped as a mentor for kids with autism. These challenges, she says, gave her a whole new understanding, opening her eyes and learning empathy and compassion for others.

FEROCIOUS, her first full-length solo album, is a culmination of these past experiences folded with a recent personal tragedy. The album narrates the stages of grief in chronological order, with this, the leading single, ‘Lead Us On’.

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