Music is not only a way to express yourself but also creates a world you can escape to. Whether you need to cheer up or play your favourite song as motivation to run these extra miles – without music, our lives would be indeed miserable.
Lauren has found her passion in music and shares her talent on social media.
Music is like a big cake that satisfies the different taste of anyone. Some might listen to pop music on the radio or move their head to heavy metal songs.
Lauren plays the drums and publishes covers of various songs online. Her talent brings a different perspective to well-known tunes.
At what age did you start to produce music?
“I started playing instruments when I was 7 or 8 years old, but I really prioritised music when I was around 16 and started to have a few instruments under my belt.”
Growing up with music has many benefits. The ability to play instruments and sing enables young people to strengthen their communication skills as well as emotional wellbeing.
“The piano was the first instrument that I learnt to play, followed by the acoustic guitar and then the drums.”
Which instrument is your favourite to play?
“I definitely think that the drums are my favourite instrument, I love being able to give attitude to my performance and it really allows me to express who I am, how I feel and to have loads of fun with it too.”
Lauren has not always been performing as a solo musician. She used to play with other members from different bands and gained experience during this time.
“I have been in and out of different bands. The most successful band I have been with so far was the Brookes, who are sadly no longer together. But I have also performed with different cover bands across the years.”
Lauren is 21 years old and continues to follow her passion. She studies Professional Music Performance at the Academy of Contemporary Music in London, England.
“Once I have finished my degree, Covid permitting, I’m hoping to be performing regularly and recording with/for bands and for myself. I’d love to be able to get back into a studio and record more songs as soon as possible.”
Being able to play drums is thought to be immensely rewarding. However, you need to invest a lot of time and effort to reach a professional, musical ability. The main component of playing drums is rhythm. The sound of drums does not only provide a solid beat but also provides a unique technique.
On your social media, you post covers of well-known songs like “Shallow” by Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga. Which one is your favourite cover so far?
“Covers are something I really enjoy doing as I spent a lot of my practice time playing to my favourite tunes.
I think the favourite of my covers I’ve done so far is my cover of Shallow from A Star is Born. I played all the instruments on this cover; I just had a really good time recording it and so far it’s gotten really good reviews, haha.”
Make sure to check out Lauren’s music on SoundCloud!
Apart from accompanying songs with drums, have you published any self-written songs or is that something you would consider in the future?
“I have released original songs with the bands I was a part of. I’ve never actually released any original solo music, but this is something I’d like to do in the future and something I’m trying to work on during lockdown.”
Coronavirus has made a significant impact on life but also on the creative industry. It is harder to stay focussed and motivated throughout these challenging times. How do you stay motivated?
“Yeah for me too, it has been super hard to stay motivated in lockdown.
I have recently found my flow and what I want to work on whilst I have all this free time. So, I’m just trying to stick to doing what I enjoy and not put myself under pressure. “
What has been your proudest achievement?
“There’s been work I’ve put out in the past that I have put in a lot of time and effort to produce and put in front of as many people as possible that I am super proud of. But, when I was with one of my old bands and we started being recognised in the industry and getting more and more gigs across the UK and making the band more and more full time, I’m super proud of that because it is the closest, I’ve come to achieving what I want to achieve in my career.”
Although, coronavirus puts our lives on hold, Lauren continues to stay productive and shows us what she got!
Follow Lauren on social media and check out her website to support her journey and listen to her amazing talent. Instagram. @/lozthedrummer SoundCloud: Lozthedrummer Website: https://laurentaylor904.wixsite.com/mysite-1