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Singer Songwriter from Memphis TN

Singer Songwriter seeking professional musicians with touring and studio experience to form band rehearse, play local shows and tour . Play original music from my 2 Ep's - Bad Luck and All Downhill From There . Lead singer and songwriter on all 12 tracks. I play rhythm guitar, keyboard, ukulele. I am 18yrs old and prefer musicians ages 20-26 years old. My Bio- n early 2022, 16-year-old songwriter and -instrumentalist Laura Lang, burst onto the music scene with her poignant debut EP, All Downhill From There. Not even a year later, Memphis-based Lang has released her sophomore EP, Bad Luck, a collection of hard-hitting indie rock songs that capture a coming-of-age love story from Lang’s fresh, distinctive perspective.

A passionate and tumultuous 7-song EP, Bad Luck’s overall sound diverts from the softer indie-folk-pop of Lang’s debut, and expands on the 17-year-old songwriter’s uncommon poise, candor, and musical precision. With self-awareness and conviction, Lang’s uses her natural gift for introspective and lyrical songwriting on Bad Luck as she processes the elated beginnings of a new relationship in, “Black Sedan,” the stark and unkind realities of love in title track “Bad Luck,” and, in final track “Goodbye/Biggest Fan,” a bittersweet ending.

Recorded in both Memphis and Nashville, Bad Luck also captures Lang’s grappling with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a mental illness that both impacts Lang’s ability to regulate her emotions and keep healthy relationships. With that in mind, Bad Luck, produced by Calvin Lauber (Julien Baker) and production duo Collin Pastore and Jake Finch (Lucy Dacus), balances Lang’s tender vocals and smooth melodies with boiling guitar fills, pointed lyrics, and swelling production—a glimpse into the feelings of confusion, detachment, and isolation Lang often contends with.

Still, in defiance of the EP’s title, chosen in reference to the way her disorder and failed relationships can make her feel, Lang’s imaginative songcraft on Bad Luck, out November 18th, spins sun-gold from the darkness.

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Laura Lang has been singing for as long as she can remember and writing songs on piano, guitar, and ukulele since 11 years-old. In middle school, she began deeply listening to artists like Lana Del Ray and Fiona Apple, drawn to their self-possessed and creative storytelling. “Music definitely gives me that freeing feeling where there are no limits,” said Lang. “It's just endless what you can do with a guitar and your voice and songwriting.”

Having struggled with mental health since she was 13, Lang has long used her tender, emotive songwriting, as well as surreal visual art, as a way of casting light on her experience the world and channeling her boundless creative energy. “My BPD gives me the ability to zoom out and zoom in on myself and my life really well and, though my life would be easier without it, I do see it as a gift,” says Lang.

In addition to releasing her two EPs, Lang, who is currently a senior in high school, performs locally, and is in the process of putting together a band to tour with as soon as next year.

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