Lauren Minear Shares New Single ‘High’

Critically-acclaimed, New York City-based indie folk pop singer-songwriter Lauren Minear shares her brand new single High, a captivating Folk-Pop/Soft-Rock song out now on Baby Boy Records. 
The final single to be taken from her forthcoming album Chasing Daylight, set to arrive on May 31st, High is a self-love anthem that finds the talented artist singing about realising that you already have everything you need inside of yourself. A song that encourages us to focus within ourselves, High is Minear's way to declare how she is high on her own love, instantly creating such an uplifting, feel-good atmosphere that got me excited to want to share this song with you guys. Apart from her lovely vocals, I am particularly fond of the intricate acoustic and electric guitar riffs that are seamlessly paired with steady drum patterns, dreamy harmonies and delicate piano keys that come together to create an overall warm, laid-back atmosphere.

Speaking about the song, Lauren Minear said,
High" is a song about realizing that you already have everything you need inside of yourself. When I wrote it, I was thinking about how so many of us look for happiness outside of ourselves, for some sort of happy ending. It's addictive to constantly grab for something to dull the pain, but the truth is that no matter what you do, life will always have ups and downs. You have to look for the "magic" within yourself and the joy in the present moment to ride them out and find peace. I was thinking about this when I recorded the hook ("I get high on my own love") in a voice memo and took it to a writing session with Dan.

Accompanying the release, Lauren shares its official music video, directed by Meg Case, that tells the story of someone who feels trapped in her life. Rather than leaving it, she sheds layers of identity that no longer serve her. She is reborn and finds peace in creativity.



Speaking about the video, Lauren said, 
One interesting anecdote about the "High" video is that I had a very hard time finding and choosing the purple dress. I had clear visual ideas about what the characters in the first five videos should be wearing early on in the project, but I was stumped over the purple dress. It felt like I had to go through the actual process of making the album, storyboarding the videos, and trying on endless dress options to discover what this character wears. In that way, I really lived the project. In the end, we went with a dress that resembles the white dress in "Chasing Daylight", but is, of course, purple. The significance of this, for me, is that healing happens over and over again. It's never finished. We often find ourselves going back to the beginning, and that's as it should be.