Posted on December 4, 2020
The Honest EP is now complete. So now what?
So that’s the update. The EP itself may be done with all five songs and their accompanying music videos out in the world but there’s more to come. There’s still some fun stuff in the works so keep your eyes open!
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Posted on November 20, 2020
And the ‘Honest’ music video is officially out!
This video was so fun to put together and I always end up grinning when I watch it. Putting this EP together has been such a rollercoaster and so much of the process has gone unseen. There were ridiculously fun moments, incredibly stressful moments, beyond weird moments… It was one of the most unique periods of my life. So I really wanted to share that with you guys and it felt pretty fitting for not only the last song of the EP, but for a song called ‘Honest.’
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Posted on November 13, 2020
So today I posted a new video on YouTube, talking about the story behind ‘Honest,’ the long journey from idea to final song, and what it was like working on it with the amazing songwriters that are Lauren Aquilina, Richard Marc, and Jonathan Whiskerd. This is the title track and final single of the Honest EP and is a tribute to the honesty in the four songs that came before, as well as to being authentic and honest, even when it’s really hard.
If you haven’t listened to the song yet, you can find it here and the music video will be out soon! I hope you enjoy the song and I hope it’s interesting to hear some of the behind the scenes of the writing process.
As always, thank you for listening to my songs, watching my videos, and reading my posts. It means more than I can say.
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Hi! I’m Lauren Alex Hooper. Welcome to my little blog! I write about living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as several mental health issues. I’m a singersongwriter (and currently studying for a Masters in songwriting) so I’ll probably write a bit about that too.
My first single, ‘Invisible,’ is now available on iTunes and Spotify, with all proceeds going to Young Minds.
I’m currently releasing my first EP, Honest, track by track and all five songs are now available on all major music platforms. However, there’s still more content to come…