Posted on October 15, 2021
I have exciting news!
The Honest EP is now in CD form and available to purchase at Resident Music in Brighton! The CDs include the five original tracks plus the acoustic versions so if you’re local (or even semi-local) and would like to support me and a wonderful independent music shop, you can pick up a copy now! You can also buy them online through Resident’s website here. This is a limited run so once they’re gone, they’re gone…
This is honestly a dream. Resident is such an amazing independent music shop and to have them selling my music is something I’d wished for but couldn’t even imagine at this point in my career. When we got in touch, I was hoping that they’d put a poster up as a ‘Support Local Artists!’ sort of thing; I had no idea that they’d suggest stocking the Honest EP. So this is beyond awesome – if I had a bucket list, this would be a big thing to be ticking off. I’d be drawing stars around it and everything.
So this is a very cool way to end the Honest era. It may not have gone as I’d planned but there have been some pretty great surprises along the way.
Posted on April 23, 2021
Maybe this is a surprise or maybe it was completely predictable but now that the last of the videos for the Sunburst Sessions are out, I have released the audio of the sessions as an acoustic EP, now available on all major music platforms…
You can find the EP here! Please, please take a listen, add it to your playlists, or even buy it if you feel so inclined! All of these things help me to keep making music and that means the world to me. This is all I’ve ever wanted to do and now that I’ve started doing it, I never, ever want to stop. It’s the kind of magic that can’t be explained, only felt. I hope you know what I mean when I say that.
I hope you enjoy the EP. Please let me know what your favourite tracks are. And if you have any blog or music requests, please leave a comment or send me a message! As much as all of this is for me, it’s also for you as a reader and I’m always open to hearing your thoughts.
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Posted on April 16, 2021
And here we are. The last video… The fifth and final in the Sunburst Sessions videos, ‘Honest,’ is now up on YouTube!
While this song was originally written on a keyboard, there’s something really joyous about singing it with a guitar. The guitar just gives it this effervescent energy, this sense of it coming to life. I love it. It’s one of my favourite songs to perform, not that I’ve had many opportunities to perform recently, of course. Anyway. This was the last song we recorded that day and it was a real high note, pun not intended. I was absolutely exhausted (so exhausted that the only way I could help pack up after was to sit on the floor with the cables – I was literally too tired to stand up, plus I thought I might faint if I didn’t sit down) but it was a great day and it was so much fun. I’m really grateful for the whole experience.
Thank you to Richard Marc for accompanying me and for his part in the filming (Sunburst Sessions), Olivia (Olivia B-S Photography) for her work as the primary videographer of this video, and Nicky Trill for engineering.
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Hi! I’m Lauren Alex Hooper. Welcome to my little blog! I write about living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD (Inattentive Type), and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS), as well as several mental health issues.
I’m a singer-songwriter (it’s my biggest special interest and I have both a BA and MA in songwriting) so I’ll probably write a bit about that too.
My first single, ‘Invisible,’ is on all platforms, with all proceeds going to Young Minds.
My debut EP, Honest, is available on all platforms, with a limited physical run at Resident Music in Brighton.
I’m currently working on an album about my experiences as an autistic woman.