Last Friday saw Georgia native and platinum-selling singer songwriter Lauren Alaina surprise her fans with the release a brand new song ” Run” which of course got included in our ” New Music Friday” round up ( stream/download here http://strm.to/LARun ) Lauren says ” We are all running. Constantly. Non-stop. Even in this quarantine, we are all still the busiest we’ve ever been…….My idea with the song was to refer to examples of all things that run because no matter what your walk of life is we are all racing to the next thing. We are all trying to get where we are going. We all get our hearts broken. We all have these childhood dreams. We ‘run’ to make it all happen”.
Co-written by Lauren alongside Ben Johnson and Kennedi, the release is even more exciting as it was also confirmed that it is the first song from her upcoming EP ” Getting Over Him”, due for release on September 4th via Mercury Nashville and available to pre-order now http://strm.to/LAGettingOverHim . To quote Lauren ” this EP of songs is all about loving myself through other people not loving me and not staying with me. It’s about me being able to get back to that same confident girl I wrote about on Road Less Travelled”.
Its six tracks which Lauren all had a hand in writing include two duets, the first she has recorded for any of her own projects, and they see Lauren collaborating vocally on the title track with label mate and friend Jon Pardi ( the two have a duet on his own album) and with pop sensation Lukas Graham on ” What Do You Think Of”. The latter is apparently the song Lauren is most nervous about releasing as she was in a very vulnerable place when she wrote it but says it’s important because if she is going to be honest in her music she needs to share not only the sassy writes that come from an empowered place but also songs like this one.
“Getting Over Him “EP Track Listing
1. Run ( Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/Kennedi)
2. If I Was A Beer ( Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hardy)
3. Bar Back ( Lauren Alaina/David Garcia/Hilary Lindsay)
4. Getting Over Him ( duet with Jon Pardi) ( Lauren Alaina/Paul DiGiovanni/Emily Waistband)
5. See You In Your Hometown ( Lauren Alaina/Ben Johnson/Kennedi)
6. What Do You Think of ? ( duet with Lukas Graham ) ( Lauren Alaina/Johan Carlsson/Asia Whiteacre)
Article written by Lesley Hastings (twitter.com/lesleyhastings)