A few years ago, Lauren Morrow branched out from her role as the frontwoman of The Whiskey Gentry, and her solo career has taken on a life of its own, however she has actually never released a full-length album. Now, on March 31st, 2023 she’ll unveil People Talk, a collection of ten songs that Morrow says “truly reflect who I am as a person and the sounds I’ve been waiting to explore for my entire career.” First track “Only Nice When I’m High” and its music video are out now. The music video features a joint-shaped puppet to complement the theme that has a hidden message about mental health.
Produced by Parker Cason and mixed by Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Jack White, Phish) and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Shania Twain), People Talk finds Morrow exploring her beyond-Country influences like 90s Alternative, Britpop, and 80s New Wave bands.
Morrow says about the new single:
A few years ago, my husband Jason and I smoked a little joint before we went Christmas shopping. While we were walking through shops and chatting about things, he turned to me and said ‘you’re a lot nicer when you’re high.’ He isn’t wrong.
I’m not a huge stoner or anything, but a little toke here and there helps me navigate my life and be the person I know I am inside when my anxiety isn’t trying to derail me. The song is a very intimate look inside my brain, my thoughts about myself, and how I fit in the world around me.
Her album People Talk will release on Big Kitty Records, Morrow’s own record label, along with her husband and business/creative partner, Jason Morrow.
Catch Lauren Morrow On Tour:
March 31 – Nashville, TN – The Basement (Get Happier Fridays)
Apr 18 – Uppsala, Sweden – Katalin
Apr 19 – Mariefred, Sweden – Gripsholms Vardshus
Apr 20 – Tranas, Sweden – Plan B
Apr 21 – Falkenberg, Sweden – Tryckhallen
Apr 22 – Kristianstad, Sweden – Kulturkvarteret
Apr 23 – Hyltebruk, Sweden – Forum
Apr 25 – Hultsfred, Sweden – Hotel Hulingen
Apr 26 – Oslo, Norway – Krosset
Apr 27 – Trodheim, Norway – Moskus
Apr 28 – Ringbu, Norway – Amemoen Gard
Apr 29 – Ljusdal, Sweden – Roda Kvam
Apr 30 – Stockholm, Sweden – Twang
May 3 – Norrtajle, Sweden – Imperial
May 4 – Ostersund, Sweden – Captain Cook
May 5 – Pitea, Sweden – Studio Acusticum
May 6 – Sundsvall, Sweden – Q-Bar