Pisces baby born 1997, Lauren Tate is a singer-songwriter, producer, director and artist from South Yorkshire, England. Growing up the eldest of three, Tate was a secondary school dropout, writing and self producing music from her bedroom from the age of 15. Delving into many musical genres singing both
hard-rock/grunge-punk in her current band 'Hands Off Gretel', Tate most recently stripped back to a softer more raw Americana sad-pop sound with her first solo album in 6 years 'Songs For Sad Girls'.
Set to release 'Songs For Sad Girls' on 2nd August on her own label Trash Queen Records (Uk), Tate self-produced the record in her home studio. 'I planned to get my album produced by someone when I could afford it, but there was a certain magic and honesty captured in my recordings, that I knew would really move people. My lyrics are brutally honest. I wanted it to sound like a girl writing in her diary, unapologetic and imperfect like real girls are'.
'Miss American Perfect Body' is the first single due for release on the 28th June from the upcoming album alongside a new music video directed by Lauren. 'This song is like me saying 'I feel you, I am you'. It addresses bullying and isolation, the pressures of having to look perfect as a young girl, empowering others to believe in themselves and feel confidence with who they are'. Lauren not only self produced her own album she designed all the album artwork and merchandise too.
Photography by Helen Tate