Published on August 5th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
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 Pride.com 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 www.laurenphillipsmusic.com and/or www.facebook.com/laurenphillipsmusic.