Multi-genre artist Lauren Sanderson has released her second LP, Death Of A Fantasy, where she “grapples with what it means to take responsibility for herself and her own happiness”, which could mean also removing things that make her uncomfortable. The single “sensoryoverload” has also been revealed alongside an official video.
How much do you play a part in your own suffering? Making this album meant killing my fantasy and stepping into my reality – I’m responsible for my own fulfillment and there’s no one else to blame for unhappiness.
Death Of A Fantasy is an 11-track album includes several singles released over the last 16 months in addition to five new tracks. The single “sensoryoverload” describes a “panic attack and a hug”.
I haven’t been able to truly express the overwhelming anxieties I’ve felt for the past couple years until I made this song. When it’s felt like everything, everywhere, all at once and you get so trapped in your own mind that you even convince yourself there’s no way out. I wanted this song to recreate that feeling but, in a way, that’s comforting – So whoever’s struggling and hears this knows they’re not the only one feeling that way.
Sanderson is an outspoken member of the LGBTQ+ community, recently completed a headline tour for Death Of a Fantasy, and blends Rock, Hip-Hop, Pop, and R&B.