Hurricane - Fleurie
Our next LCM featured artist Fleurie (pronounced 'flur-ee') is the musical brainchild of Lauren Strahm. Lauren is from Canton, Michigan but has acquired a few hometowns over the past few years, including Sydney, Australia and currently Nashville, Tennessee. She has been writing music since age 11 and sharing it with people since age 17. Fleurie is a word of French origin, meaning "in bloom." Lauren's vision for Fleurie was a sound to match her songwriting: raw, honest and expressive. Fleurie is a sonic blend of organic layers and cinematic melodies. Our #SongOfTheDay is the haunting and atmospheric 'Hurricane'
With an array of musical influences, including Coldplay, Imogen Heap, Dashboard Confessional, and The Fray, Lauren cites that her goal in writing every song is staying honest and true to the sound within her and the story being told.
The first EP from Fleurie, 'Fear & Fable', was released in October of 2013. Though it bears some darker tones thematically and lyrically, Lauren manages to deliver them softly and quite vulnerably to the listener. 'Fear & Fable' is a collection of carefully constructed stories inhabiting haunting melodies woven through organic sounds - very much so a minimalist approach but with sonic depth.
Since moving to Nashville and the release of 'Fear & Fable', Fleurie has been at work exploring new sonic landscapes and delving into writing the part of the story she finds herself journeying now. Fleurie released her next EP 'Arrow in 2015 followed by her debut album 'Love & War' in September 2016.
Watch out for her latest single 'Constellate' released earlier this month.