My Sleeping Heart - Lauren Housley
Our LCM featured artist today is the excellent Rotherham-born but now Manchester based singer-songwriter Lauren Housley and her world class band. Lauren has today released the video to her great new single 'My Sleeping heart', which is also our LCM #SongOfTheDay. The single is set for release on the 29th June. The song is a collaboration with musical partner Thomas Dibb and it was inspired by a conversation with a broken-hearted man sat at the bar in Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Nashville.
“I understood where this man was coming from. He had been carrying the hurt from a past love for a long time and was finally making peace with it. As soon as I got back to the room, I picked up the guitar and started writing My Sleeping Heart,” explains Lauren.
The track is the first single taken from Lauren's fabulous upcoming EP, set for release in the autumn. In 2017 Lauren and her band traveled to Nashville to perform at the Americana Music Festival and they found plenty of inspiration in one of America's premier music cities.
The 'My Sleeping Heart' UK Tour will be supported with Lauren's biggest live shows to date in June and July. She’ll be joined Thomas Dibb (Guitar, Vocals), co-producer Mark Lewis (Bass, Vocals), Xavier Winton (Drums) and Billy Bragg’s trusty sideman C.J. Hillman (Pedal Steel, Guitar).
You can see them at the following dates:
- 22nd – 24th June, Tunbridge Wells, Black Deer Festival
- 3rd July – Manchester, Night and Day Cafe
- 4th July – London, The Lexington
- 5th July – Sheffield, The Greystone’s
Tickets for the shows are available from https://www.seetickets.com/tour/lauren-housley-july-uk-tour.