Contact: Melissa Lauren
With a boundless, soaring voice and musical vision to match, Toronto-based songwriter, Melissa Lauren, is that rarest of performers, one as comfortable in jazz as in pop, as well as the space where the two genres converge. Whether covering a classic or elevating an original, Lauren never fails to locate a song’s emotional core.
Her captivating third album, My Voice, produced by ace multi-instrumentalist Tyler Emond (Tyler Shaw, Alessia Cara, Matt Dusk), finds Lauren exploring the ways in which we communicate with each other, or don’t, via 11 songs perfectly reflecting the times. The album has been receiving international airplay, playlisting, and accolades. The third single released, a heart-wrenching version of Jan Arden’s, “Insensitive,” was featured on CBC Radio’s, “Under the Covers.”
The album builds on Lauren’s extensive career both as a solo artist and collaborator with a diverse range of performers, from her formative years in the Toronto All-Star Big Band, to songwriting collaborations with artists in a variety of genres, including Montreal’s electronic producer, Hibernate. The through-line is Lauren’s electrifying voice and engaging performance style, which has thrilled audiences across North America and around the world.