Interview: Lauren Glezer

Lauren Glezer is a talented Melbourne singer songwriter on the eve of her debut release. We were able to find out a little more about her and her music in this recent interview.

Hi Lauren and welcome to Beauty and Lace, thanks for talking to us.
What inspired you to pursue a music career?

Hi there. Thanks so much for chatting with me. I knew that I had to be a musician because I had so many feelings. I needed to get them out somehow and paint the world with them.

Can you remember the first song you ever wrote, what can you tell us about it?

Yes indeed, I can. It was called My Side. The first line was “Draw up a line in the middle of the room, don’t cross over my side. I’d be afraid you were looking for things I’ve been trying so hard to hide, on my side”. Wow, pretty intense for a 12 year old, hey? Not sure what they were feeding me, but I was definitely well ahead of my time!


What is your favourite CD of all time?

At the moment it’s Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever ago. The depth of emotion in this is just incredible. I cry every time I hear a track off this album.

Where do you get your songwriting inspiration?

It might sound corny, but life. Everything I experience, everything I watch others go through too. It all makes me tick. I do a lot of waitressing to get by and often I’ll serve someone that inspires me in some way. I often use my ordering notepad for songwriting. Don’t get me wrong, I still do my job well, but songs always comes first.

Your new single is This Living, can you tell us a little about it?

Sure. It was written for every hard working person out there that has never stopped to question how they want to be spending their days. On a more personal level – I wrote it for my dad – an incredible man that has worked far too hard his entire life. When I asked him why he doesn’t explore something different he said, “I’m on the corporate treadmill and there is no getting off”. Those words haunted me. It got me thinking that so many of us are too scared to make a change, when in actual fact, change is a beautiful thing. It’s never too late to start living the life you desire.

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How did you come to be working with Edwin Tedjokusumo on the clip?

This incredible man filmed me at a gig I played called Graceland. He volunteers his time there, filming different artists from all over the shop. He approached me after my set and said that I should contact him if I ever needed his services. We continued to see each other around the place and when it came time to make the film clip, I knew he was the man for the job. I really chose him because he is so incredibly kind and fun to be around, not to mention completely gifted! I love you Edwin!

Can you tell us a little about your debut EP Searching For Tall?

Searching For Tall is a collection of songs I’ve written over the past few years of my life. Throughout my early to mid twenties I travelled a fair bit, worked different jobs, met amazing people and experienced so many of life’s ups and downs. I feel this EP really marks that journey. I was always looking for something; whether it be a great experience, a love, a new place to explore. It’s funny you know, now that I’m releasing this, I realise that there really isn’t much to find. All we ever need has always been there inside us.

You have an East Coast tour coming up to celebrate the EP release, what can audiences expect from the live show?

Yay! I love the word tour. It makes me feel so cool. Oh no, just saying that exposes the nerd that I am, right? Yes I shall be touring and what you can expect is a short lady with curly hair and no shoes, singing songs of her heart. I like to talk quite a bit too. So I apologise in advance for my stage babble. Oh, I also might wear flowers in my hair if you’re lucky.

What’s next for Lauren Glezer?

Great question. I ask myself this every day. More songs, more beauty in the form of melody. The world needs as much of this as possible. I plan to tour around for a while and write my first album at some point. That is definitely what’s next.

What does being a woman mean to you?

I really have to think about this one. Being a woman to me is full of joy. It’s luscious, it’s sensual, it’s nurturing, it’s erratic at times. I really feel like women are a very special gift to our planet. We are artists, we are workers, we are mother, we are lovers. I think what I love most about being a woman is that we are both tender and strong. I mean really, these are all qualities of most humans. So if you don’t mind, I might rephrase the question, what does being human mean to me? Being human means that I am full of brightness. I will experience many different things, both challenging and wonderful. Ultimately, it’s about learning that we are all in this together (thank you Ben Lee). So love your brothers and sister dudes. That’s where it’s at.

For more information you can follow Lauren on Facebook and her website.

Tour Details

Wednesday September 10
ACOUSTIC SOUP @ THE CO OP, CANBERRA ACT
ALL AGES
Tickets available at the door

Saturday September 20
THE WESLEY ANNE, MELBOURNE VIC
ALL AGES
Tickets http://www.trybooking.com/FSCM

Sunday Septermber 28
THE EVELYN HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
18+
Tickets available at the door

Sunday November 9
THE BRESLIN GALLERY, MELBOURNE VIC
ALL AGES
Tickets available at the door

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