Stay Strange Records
Lauren Strange’s highly personal breakup album, Salt, demonstrates vulnerable truths of pain and losing someone. This uncensored album takes the listener through a journey channeled from anger and hurt. Lauren’s ability to break down personal barriers to create lyrical poetry is demonstrated in this album.
The title track, “Salt,” welcomes us with strong punk vibes. Each element in this track is complementary to Lauren Strange’s translucent alternative punk vibe. Though, as demonstrated in the chorus, this song outlines a painful experience — “it burns like salt when I think of you” — the tempo remains upbeat. Layered vocals, the dropping of percussion, and guitar crescendos are all elements found within this track.
The first track of this short album, “If I Could,” provides an interlude that ramps into the chorus and pulls back steadily with the help of a catchy guitar line. This track is yet another demonstration of Lauren’s ability to meld genres through the melodies, riffs and vocals.
Contrary to the typical self-deprecating breakup songs, Lauren emits confidence in her song “Good Person,” as demonstrated in her lyrics. Yet again, the guitar riff plays out nicely, complementing Lauren’s vocals throughout this track.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: LAUREN STRANGE – SALT