Lauren Early – ‘Twisted’

Lauren Early releases new single ‘Twisted’

Lauren Early image via Travis Kaupp

Lauren Early completes her 2023 new track trifecta with the release of ‘Twisted.’

Ahead of the May 19th release of her upcoming debut album Don’t Take My Dream Away (Danger Collective Records), LA’s Lauren Early has shared her final single/video ‘Twisted’ via Under the Radar. Following her previous two releases (‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Good Girl Bad Boy’), the track highlights Early’s ability to pen wry lyrics coupled with a distinct mix of hi-fi indie-pop and off-kilter rock with a lot of heart.

“I’ve never worked harder on a song than I did on ‘Twisted,'” says Early. “I fussed over this song for years, really trying to make something incomparable that has its own sound. I’ve been teaching myself to not write straight-up guitar songs and this is my feral, deepest dive at production (there’s a ‘dub’ section). Lyrically, I took a lot of inspiration from the attitude of rap music instead of indie rock on this album. I think ‘Twisted’ is a good example of this, especially the ending: ‘new life, loveless sick, you have a bad therapist…’”

“In the video, I invest my hypothetical life savings in a beanie baby and lose everything, including my home,” she adds. “Then I’m left to my own devices, wandering LA with my now worthless beanie baby, foolishly performing my music. Much of ‘Don’t Take My Dream Away’ is about me kind of losing everything and being left to my own devices, wandering around LA with whatever a beanie baby represents, trying to make my music.”

‘Twisted’ is out now. Her debut album Don’t Take My Dream Away is set for release on May 19th via Danger Collective Records.

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