Debuting with a statement-making seven-song set today, Big Loud Records / Songs & Daughters' songbird Lauren Watkins is staking her claim on country music with Introducing: Lauren Watkins, out now.
“These are the seven songs I felt like everyone should hear first,” she shares. “I hope they really resonate with people and make them feel a certain way, even if it's just making them want to have a good time! Thank you for the love already – we've got so much more to show you.”
Watkins' entrance finds her collaborating with some of Music City's best and brightest: lauded writers like mentor and label boss Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Rodney Clawson, Tofer Brown, Andrew DeRoberts, and Lauren Hungate, fellow artists ERNEST and Meg McRee, and even her older sister / day one champion Caroline Watkins, an on-the-rise songwriter in her own right and the first person to put a mic in her hand. Diamond-certified studio wizard Joey Moi produces across.
Calling it like she sees it throughout the introduction, the buzzy artist-writer's trademark no-frills lyricism and unshakeable melodies shine. High praise and hefty comparisons are steadily rolling in as momentum rises.