Today we’d like to introduce you to Surely Lorraine.
Surely, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Dreampop/punk/goth/shoegaze artist/singer/songwriter/producer born and raised in Los Angeles but heavily influenced by Britpop and post-punk from the U.S., U.K. and New Zealand/Australia. In 2013, my EP “Tunes of Portugal” was released and last year my debut album “Desdemona Resurrect” was released on my own label, Motorway One Music (half produced/co-written with Boz Boorer and half coproduced with Eric Berdon, mastered by Emily Lazar at Lodge Mastering, assisted by Chris Allgood).
The latest album also has three covers: “Don’t You (Forget About Me) originally performed by Simple Minds, “Ai Oboete Imasuka” from the anime movie Macross, and “Alone Again Or” originally performed by the Los Angeles band Love and later also covered by The Damned.
My band who are bringing these songs alive with me are (in the order of the photo): Stevie Ruiz on drums, Danny Louangxay on guitar and Gerald McGrory on bass.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Music is my art, my obsession, and my inspiration. It’s a way of conveying moods, experiences, feelings, and ideas in a uniquely distilled form. Whether I cowrite with others or alone, it starts with the blank page and little by little a world takes shape. My perspective is undeniably from a female, human, “other” point of view. I hope to move people and open their eyes to a different way of seeing things.
My music sometimes acknowledges very difficult subjects and I hope others who’ve gone through similar situations find solace and a voice that understands exactly how they feel. My latest album delves into everything from solitude to counterrevolution to domestic violence to surviving the loss of loved ones. It’s both light and heavy. Thoughtful and hopefully thought-provoking.
What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Success to me is inspiring others through song, touching their heart and making them think about their lives in a different way.
- Website: SurelyLorraine.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/surelylorraine/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SurelyLorraine1/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/surelylorraine
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2jx8suG0i6ejt2GKYjTGT5?si=2HUbAsV8ThO7-0L_Esle4A
Lesley Park (main photo, gallery 1-3, 7-8), Katy Unger/Amy Inouye (album cover), Tom P., LA Music Scene