Hands Off Gretel’s Lauren Tate Announces Solo Album
Lauren Tate, vocalist for Hands Off Gretel, has announced details of her debut full-length album Songs For Sad Girls.
Due for release on September 20 via Trash Queen Records, Lauren recorded and self-produced 11 of the 14 tracks in her home studio.
“I planned to get my album produced by someone when I could afford it, but there was a certain magic and honesty captured in my recordings that I knew would really move people,” says Lauren. “My lyrics are honest and brutal with songs about domestic abuse, body image, feminism and fear of dying. I wanted it to sound like a girl writing in her diary, unapologetic and imperfect like real girls are.”
Alongside the new album announcement, Lauren has released a new video for the track What About The Kids.
”The song is from a child’s point of view speaking to her father addressing gun violence in America,” says Lauren of What About The Kids. “I wanted the song to highlight issues around gun control and the importance of children’s future in a world where nobody is listening to them. I wrote this song to sing for those that won’t ever get the chance to do so.”
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