The debut by Lauren Rocket – aka Lauren Willow White – features airy vocals that hold a playful quality to the already upbeat, synth-pop anthem inspired by life on the road.
The born and raised LA pop chick details how she was “mesmerised” by the architecture and cityscapes at night. Successfully capturing the visuals from the van window and the feeling of becoming lost in her thoughts when riding shotgun (as we all do when we’re the passengers of any journey, be it from Hollywood to New York or when you’re popping to the chippy for your tea) the wistfulness of her lyricism speaks volumes.
An ode to chasing wild adventures and the “youthful hunt for love”, Lauren is a key asset in the wave of synth-pop rising in our charts; her dreamy aesthetic speaks to an Instagram generation, juxtaposed between the gritty sound of the indie scene and the MySpace-like sonics of Charli-XCX.
Having peaked on Billboard’s Top Electronic Album Chart at #11, collaborating with artists such as Beau Dozier, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Don Was, extensively touring with a variety of acts, playing numerous festivals including the likes of Coachella, SXSW, Lollapalooza and Outside Lands – Lauren is no stranger to the landscape of the industry – in fact, I’d say she’s helped shape it.
To parallel the release of the single, the accompanying video is a “technicolour cinematic love letter to Tarantino and grindhouse films.” Directed by Wunderkind Kansas Bowling, it features Lauren on a three day acid-washed road trip through Las Vegas and Area 51, always against the backdrop of starry, diamond nights, and is “the first in a series of singles to be released” starting late 2018 through to early 2019.
Listen to ‘Diamond Nights’ on Soundcloud here: