"Pa this life is all I’ve got
and all them words I write are not
supposed to die in spiral notebooks without tunes.
Pa I hope I make you proud
because this diary out loud
will one day pay for my bus ticket back to you."
- Song to Pa
Lauren Jaimes (pronounced James) is not your typical country music artist. A writer at heart, Lauren has always been quiet, thoughtful, and introverted, penning countless melodies and lyrics during her training at Berklee College of Music. Over time however, Lauren found that beneath this introverted outer layer existed an undeniable, conflicting need to be heard. This need is what led her to move to New York City and conquer the stage.
Lauren’s debut EP, “Here To Stay”, is a six song compilation of napkin scribbles and melodies that began for her as far back as grade school. These fragmented works in progress remained dormant in journals and notebooks until she felt brave enough to polish them and release them into the world, finally giving them a life of their own.
“Here To Stay” is a genre blending EP that incorporates elements of Country, Folk, and Americana. It is comprised of thoughtfully crafted lyrics that find purpose in the framework of a narrative, and a passion for storytelling that finds life in catchy hooks and memorable melodies. Lauren's style evokes a dreamy vintage western sound that is reflective of some of her favorite influences including Kacey Musgraves, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash.
Soon after its release, “Here To Stay” won the category of Best Female EP from LA Music Critics Awards for Indie Artists. Next Women of Country Music described Lauren as, “A natural fit for country music” and praised her “authentic sound and heartfelt stories.” Indie Voice Blog wrote that “Country radio has a new sweetheart in Lauren Jaimes. We love every track on this EP.”
Lauren is currently working on a debut music video release for her fan-favorite song, “Cherry Pie” and writing her next album, “Constellations”.