Chicago-born ..." />Lauren Phillips Premieres “Honest Tonight” Single & Lyric Music Video Via The Hype Magazine – The Hype Magazine


Published on August 5th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Lauren Phillips Premieres “Honest Tonight” Single & Lyric Music Video Via The Hype Magazine

Chicago-born songstress Lauren Phillips has been busy building her music career, even through the limitations of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Now based in Los Angeles, and a notable part of the resurgent Laurel Canyon music scene, Phillips has embraced the digital music world. In turn, she has found an active audience — well beyond the L.A. metro area — that is passionately engaging with her songs.

Her new single “Honest Tonight” is another collaboration with GRAMMY-nominated producer Brian West (Sia, Nelly Furtardo, Maroon 5), as recorded in his Laurel Canyon studio. For this latest effort, Phillips enlisted Executive Producer Elliott Beenk (Chad Smith, Lissie, Josh Dean) and GRAMMY winner Emily Lazar (Beck, Coldplay, Sia) who mastered the song. Phillips was determined to finish her new single before pandemic-related lockdown went into place. She spent as much time as possible at West’s home, commenting: “We sat on his roof in Laurel Canyon for hours playing the song over and over again until we finally finished.” She added, with regard to adding Lazar to the process: “I feel lucky that Emily mastered the song. She’s such a legend and the end sound feels very special.”

As a relative newcomer to the music scene, Lauren Phillips has been flattered by the support she has received from both media and fans alike. Leading LGBTQ outlets and Curve Magazine have included her in prominent features around her debut EP, I Could Love You Everyday. Originally from the south side of Chicago, Phillips started her musical journey touring coffee shops while still a student at Eastern Illinois University. Soon after graduating college, and inspired by Jack Kerouac and the Laurel Canyon music scene, Phillips booked a one way ticket to Los Angeles. Arriving with nothing more than a backpack, a few hundred dollars and a South Side attitude, Phillips began her new adventure.

“Honest Tonight” is the first single off of Lauren Phillips’ upcoming second EP release, Handsome Woman, which is being released at the end of this year. Additional plans include more singles, video content and a tour, which are all in the works now. For more on Phillips, her music and plans, please visit and/or

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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