Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Rocket.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Hello, my name is Lauren. I go by Lauren Rocket, even though I was born Lauren White. I was born in Hollywood, CA. My parents owned a photography gallery and were very involved in the arts, nudging me from a young age to explore artistic endeavors as well. What I gravitated to most was music, and from about 3 on, it has always been a part of me. I loved playing piano from a very young age and especially loved musicals and musical theater. That evolved into an ardent love of rock and roll, pop music, the Beatles, Nirvana, David Bowie, Blondie, and anything with an amazing bass line. I started my first band in 7th grade and have been in about 10 since then. When I was 16, my best friends and I started an all-girl punk-pop band called Rocket, which I honed and babied for about 8 years of my life. We toured the country about ten times, were on a fox reality show which was terrible, and were very driven and DYI. It was one of the best, most fulfilling and sincere projects I’ve ever been a part of.
These days, I have taken all I have learned from my several years in the music business to create a solo career, recently started a new project which will be released soon and have created a production/writing team with my very talented musical ally, Chelsea Davis. As much as I love being an artist, my new devotion is to the developing of up-and-coming artists through production, mentoring and guidance. As someone who has experienced everything from Heartbreak to success in very unbalanced and unpredictable industry, I feel it is important to share that experience with new artists.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I don’t think the artistic road is ever a smooth one. For me, it’s genuinely been a road of self-discovery as well as artistic development and authentic realization. The struggles I’ve endured have allowed me to evolve into a better version of myself, as well as pave the way to more virtuous artistic integrity and fidelity. I am truly grateful it hasn’t been a well-paved road because iI was forced in a sense to dig deeper and discover what I truly wanted in this life.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
What I’ve moved towards more than anything else in this lifetime and what makes me feel most alive is making music. I’ve been writing songs since I was a child, starting with classical piano and evolving into rock and roll with my first band in 7th grade. From then on, I have always played in bands, written music, toured and lived that lifestyle to my core. I am proud of everything I’ve done with my musical endeavors and there’s not one moment I would erase from my history. I’m proud I never let it destroy my spirit or love of the arts. I’m proud of the personal authenticity I have learned about myself and my values through the experience.
What I’m most excited about is the next phase I’ve been transitioning into. I will always be an artist and have currently been working on a new record that will hopefully be out soon. Also, the new journey of production and development. Mentoring and guiding artists through what can be a very difficult but hopefully fulfilling and exciting journey. Is super exciting. Our first artist development project is an amazingly talented musician named Simon rose. We finished her work recently and it will be coming out this fall. We’re very excited to start this new process and share our work with the world.
What matters most to you?
Not gonna lie; I used to think it was fame and fortune. Now what matters most for me is happiness. Doing what feels good and virtuous. Also, making sure everything I put into the world is authentic, sincere and fully discerningly realized.
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