MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
Free, 21+, 10pm
Lauren Eylise staked her spot in the music industry with the release of her EP Life/Death/Life in September 2017; however, music has always been a means of existence for the eclectic-soul singer-songwriter.
Lauren Eylise has been singing for as long as she could speak. Though never formally educated in music, the development of Lauren’s craft was propelled by her passion for sound, exploring the depths of her soul and dealing with what she uncovered on her journeys.
Lauren Eylise’s genre-defying music can only be accurately categorized as eclectic-soul, as an array of influences make up her sound. On stage with just her commanding vocals and her acoustic guitar, Lauren Eylise exudes indie-folk with R&B and Pop overtones. Armed with her full band, the soul singer’s sound fuses funkadelic rock and electric blues. The autonomous sexuality of legends like Jill Scott and Janet Jackson inspire her defiant, feminine demeanor, in alliance with a vulnerability that is purely Lauren Eylise.
Her debut EP Life/Death/Life is a seven-song project that showcases Lauren’s maturity as a vocalist and a composer. Resembling the matter-of-fact tone of Lauryn Hill and the savagery of SZA’s CTRL, the songstress’ message is founded on the belief that people have the right to live their lives as defined by themselves. While everyone can benefit from the level of vulnerability and self-advocation found in her debut EP, Lauren’s intent for this work is to liberate women’s sexuality and empower them to live unapologetically as their soul dictates.
Though Lauren Eylise just published her first official compilation, her resume reflects more than six years of work under her belt. She was recently nominated for 3 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards including Best Live Act, Best R&B/Soul/Funk Artist, and Best Singer-Songwriter. Before the release of Life/Death/Life, Lauren Eylise opened stages for the likes of Train, Matt Kearney and Raheem Devaughn. Since last Fall, the Suga Savage has earned opportunities to open for Linkin’ Bridge, Tank’s #SavageTour, Pretty Ricky, J. Holiday and Lloyd’s RnB Love Show, Erykah Badu and Patti Labelle. Lauren Eylise’s emergent repertoire has drawn streams from her homeland in Cincinnati to New York, Chicago, Atlanta and California as well as internationally in Germany, France and South Africa. In 2016, Ms. Eylise was named Women In Charg3’s Best RnB Artist of the Year.
2018 is just the cusp of Lauren Eylise’s career. The future holds more healing, more soul and more Lauren Eylise than ever before.