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Daily Inspiration: Meet Kaylee Lauren

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaylee Lauren.

Hi Kaylee, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I’m a 16 years old independent, rising singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. I have been singing my whole life and recently, I’ve started songwriting and releasing original music. It’s always been my dream to create relatable, real, and emotional songs in order for all my fans to connect with my music and me as an artist. I have pursued my singing career by consistently working with my vocal coach, piano lessons, and vulnerably writing songs everyday where my dedication regularly makes every song better. I started writing all of my own songs in my bedroom by creating melodies at the piano and conveying the intense and real emotions I easily get lost in. With regular crying sessions that turn into studio sessions, I have been able to express myself in a way that my audience feels understood which gives me so much to look forward to with the future of my career and directly helping those who are struggling. I write relatable verses, expressing the emotions I experienced as a teenager pairing distinctive vocals and production, which allows my audience to easily get lost in the music and honestly feel less alone with their own struggles they might be internalizing. I take the pain and hardships of my life and turn them into creative, inspirational, and relatable magic also known as my music which is entirely therapeutic for me and my audience. I write about all aspects of my life to create songs for my audience to connect too, which makes my music that much more relatable and unique. I look back at the moments where I would sit in bed and read articles on how my favorite artists worked towards their dreams, and to be able to write about my journey is an honor to say the least.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
To be quite honest, the writing process is definitely stressful when deciding which song to post on social media with the fear that someone might criticize the way you feel. In a sense, I’m putting myself on the internet for people to judge and perceive who I am in their own opinions, which is definitely frightening. To post your bottled up emotions all over social media can be scary, almost seeking validation from the internet and Internalizing rejection. The bright side to this experience is once you notice how people are commenting that they relate to your feelings, it establishes a connection to strangers which is a beautiful experience. I think writing songs about people who are still in your life is hard too because they say “who is this song about” and I just have to awkwardly divert from the question.

After internalizing how I feel for so long, sometimes it’s hard to fully express myself in a song when it’s hard for me to convey these feelings to the people in my life. Sometimes it is draining to consistently post on social media hoping for an outcome with millions of likes, but my best advice is to keep posting and keep sharing because one day, a random video will do well and gain the attention you deserve.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a singer-songwriter who writes all of my lyrics and melodies on my own and produces my music with the help of my collaborators. I have two debut singles out called “Tell Me” and “Rollercoaster” which are out on all streaming platforms. I have a 3rd song coming out in a couple of weeks called “Not enough” which I have teased on my social media platforms and gained the love of many fans on Tiktok. “Tell Me” is a sad ballad song with powerful and emotional lyrics. “Tell Me” is the perfect post-heartbreak song to cry your blues away to! “Rollercoaster” is a song about toxic relationships that always seem to have their ups and downs which is definitely unstable and chaotic. Relationships with anyone are very hard as a teenager and I wanted to write a song that perfectly represents a relationship with its many hardships and good times. My music is out on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, along with other social media platforms under the artist name Kaylee Lauren. You can follow Kaylee Lauren on social media platforms @Kayleelauren_

Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
I think pursuing my singing career has undeniably involved a great deal of risk taking, especially when initially posting my first few songs. I started posting singing covers and original songs on Tiktok throughout quarantine and I have since gained over 24,000 followers. It was a scary decision to start posting singing videos because at the time, as we all experienced it, I was very cautious of what other people thought of me. I think sharing my voice and expressing myself on social media has definitely helped me grow as a person and a songwriter. It took me a while before I was comfortable with the variety of views and likes, some being good and not as good until I realized that views are not what matters. What I wish more people would realize is that what matters is your ability to share your voice with the world and the connection it establishes with your fans which is truly special. Most importantly, I love interacting with my fans which I am so grateful to have.

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