With new songwriting confidence and life experience to fuel the writing, artist Lauren Lizabeth has released “To Be Young,” a 7-song EP, with 9North Records.
“To Be Young,” the title single, was released on March 21, 2016.
Lauren co-wrote all of the songs, which explore far-ranging emotions following the end of a relationship. At first, Lauren says, she didn’t realize the EP was the story of a breakup because she was simply writing what she felt.
Writing the songs was part of her healing process. At one point, the idea for “Light a Match” came to her, and she sat down on her bed and cried for a few minutes. Then the writing took over.
Now graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in musical theater, Lauren is devoting her full attention to her career as an artist. That includes diving into the structure of songwriting and embracing the discipline, common throughout contemporary Country music, of co-writing.
“I prefer writing with other people,” she says. “I find it flows better.”
This is Lauren Lizabeth’s third EP. As for this phase, she calls it “Lauren 2.0”
EP writing credits:
- To Be Young and Bang My Drum: Lauren Lizabeth, Shay Watson, & Bill Whyte
- Every Single Night, The Beginning of the End, Light A Match, City of Lights, and I Hear That: Lauren Lizabeth, Shay Watson, and Bill DiLuigi