This week’s Frothy Monkey local artist of the week is Lauren Morrow with her release “Only Nice When I’m High”. This pop-country jam is the latest single off her new record People Talk, set to drop on March 31st.
Known for her role in the popular Americana duo The Whiskey Gentry, Lauren Morrow moved to Nashville to enter a new era in her career as a solo artist. Inspired by 90s alternative music and Brit-pop, the singer dug deeper into her artistry to cultivate a mix of genres. Whether it’s an alternative/indie-rock track or classic country, Morrow’s powerful vocals and witty songwriting sets her apart from the norm.
Following the release of her debut EP in 2018, Morrow found herself already making waves as she landed on Rolling Stone’s Best Of Year list. She has since gone on to appear on PBS in Bluegrass Underground, as well as playing festivals such as Bristol Rhythm & Roots and Pickathon.
Lyrically, “Only Nice When I’m High” is Morrow’s self-aware reflection on navigating her mental health and anxiety. In a recent interview the singer explains, “The song is a very intimate look inside my brain, my thoughts about myself and how I fit in the world around me. I’m not a huge stoner or anything, but a little toke here and there helps me navigate my life and be the person I know I am inside when my anxiety isn’t trying to derail me. I think the majority of the population can relate to that.” The track introduces a refreshing and dreamy pop-country production, highlighted by her appropriately quirky music video.
Keep up with Lauren Morrow via her website and tune in all week to hear “Only Nice When I’m High”. Catch this song live at her album release show on March 31st at The Basement!