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Lauren Alex Hooper of Brighton, England, recently dropped a 5 track EP entitled "Honest" which explores an internal dialogue, and a journey to find hope and inner peace. The final song, "Honest" is still yet to be released.
The EP starts off with a song called "Bad Night" which seems to be an ode to her strength. The song has a driving hook, and is almost dream-like. As the EP progresses, it moves into an almost Evanescence-like song called "Clarity" that plays with a raw vulnerability and longing, paired with synth sounds and an overdriven guitar . "Clarity" is perhaps Hooper's most relatable track, through both its lyrics and melody, which feel both familiar and foreign at the same time, as if Hooper is writing about us as well. "Sounds Like Hope" may be the most emotional track on the EP, starting off with a resonant guitar and eventually blending into her peaceful vocal. After the turbulent emotions portrayed in the first two tracks, this one may bring you to tears. Again, Hooper's relatable lyrics may bring you some solace, as she seemingly narrates our own experiences and helps us come to terms with reality. Closing with "Back To Life" completes this journey that the EP takes us through, the upbeat hopeful sound of this track is perhaps what makes this whole story of "Honest" that much more convincing.
Lauren Alex Hooper has achieved a milestone when it comes to full-circle storytelling, and we can't wait to hear more from her!
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