Lauren Ruth Ward
New Track & Video, “Sideways”
Featured on Consequence of Sound
Don’t Miss January Residency Every Monday @ The Echo In L.A.
Debut Album Well, Hell Out Feb 9 on Weekday Records
Photo Credit: American Apparel
“A sound that marries the swagger of ‘70s rock with the sensitivity of modern folk.”
– Consequence of Sound
“Lauren Ruth Ward Is a ’70s-Channeling Mix of Janis Joplin and Courtney Barnett”
– LA Weekly
“Lauren Ruth Ward just oozes talent. There’s no denying it.”
West Coast up-and-comer Lauren Ruth Ward will release her psych-blues debut album, Well, Hell, on February 9 on Weekday Records. Today the band shares the video for new album cut “Sideways” with the Consequence of Sound “Origins” feature. Of the track, Lauren explains, “Sideways is an anthem for those who get lost while acclimating to a new life. Whether it’s intentional or unintentional, you gotta roll with it but not let the people walking faster than you distract you.”
Watch Lauren Ruth Ward’s “Sideways” Video
Having just finished a slew of west coast dates with Nicole Atkins, the band also recently announced a residency at The Echo in Los Angeles in January.
1/8: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
1/15: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
1/22: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
1/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
A prolific artist in every medium she touches, Lauren has been a hairstylist for 9 years, while at the same time shifting her creative focus to her music in partnership with her co-writer and guitarist Eduardo Rivera. On the new album, Well, Hell, Lauren’s arresting voice slices through the classic rock instrumentation delivered through the perfect modern filter by her band. “Did I Offend You?” one of the many standout tracks on the album, showcases the duo’s intricate yet playful songwriting and lyrical wit.
With each song’s release and live performance, Lauren’s trajectory steadily ascends. She has received accolades from Consequence of Sound, Indie Shuffle and Wonderland as well as an in-depth feature with LA Weekly. She was also recently featured on American Apparel as a part of their “Meet Lauren” campaign. Stay tuned for more opportunities to experience the band’s effervescent brand of modern psych-pop in a city near you!