NEW YORK, NY (July 6, 2023) – DC-Area singer/songwriter Lauren Calve will release her second single “Everything At The Same Time” on July 7 (Pre-Save HERE) off her upcoming debut album Shift (Pre-Save HERE) out September 1. Today, she will be giving fans an exclusive first listen to the track on her YouTube channel HERE.
“Everything At The Same Time” was the answer and response to the questions Calve poses in her debut single “Shift” which sets the tone for the album and is about Calve undergoing a massive paradigm shift in her life. “For me, the answer wasn’t a call to act, but rather a call to embrace a more expansive view of myself,” says Calve. “At the time I wrote ‘Everything At The Same Time’, I was deep into an alchemical theory, The Marriage of Opposites, or the combination of opposite substances to create a unity greater than the sum of its parts. I began to see how this theory related to contradictory, or opposing, views I had about myself: ‘I am luminous. I am light. I get heavy when the storm clouds ignite everything, everything, everything at the same time.’ This song is my way of accepting all of my contradictions. I am not this or that; I am both/and.”
Shift was recorded in Nashville at 3Sirens Music Group with producer, engineer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dex Green (Margo Price, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Allison Russell) along with a stellar line-up of musical talent including Fred Eltringham on drums (ACM Drummer of the Year, Drumeo Country Drummer of the Year, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson), Audley Freed on guitar (Sheryl Crow, The Black Crowes), Robert Kearns on bass (Sheryl Crow, Lynyrd Skynyrd), Marlon Patton on drums (Larkin Poe, Lera Lynn), Jared Reynolds on bass (Ben Folds) and engineer Joe Costa (Ben Folds).
The sound reflects the environment in which the songs were written, in quarantine, mainly, and therefore in periods of silence and self-reflection. Through the ten-track collection of songs on Shift, she invites the listener to come along on her journey of self-discovery and change, demonstrating a musical masterclass in the art of emotional storytelling. Ear To The Ground Music says of Shift, “Fans of electric guitars and expressive lead vocals in the vein of Sheryl Crow will find a lot to like about Lauren Calve‘s new album Shift. The mix of contemporary rock elements with timeless narrative stylings makes for an emotional, sometimes raw, and often rewarding listening experience.”Album Artwork: Lauren Calve
The title-track “Shift” was released on May 26. The Bluegrass Situation featured Calve and premiered the music video – Read + Watch HERE. Twangville said the song, “…sets a tone for those that follow…it establishes Calve as an artist who doesn’t shy away from weighty topics. Rather, she digs into them with a combination of thoughtfulness and intelligence. Even with the lyrical weight, Calve’s songs are melodic and immediately catchy. They are brought to life on Shift by an ace group of Nashville musicians as Calve’s voice shimmers above their playing, silken yet resolute.” You can hear Calve give some exclusive insights about the song on DittyTV HERE.
With the new album coming, Calve is building off the momentum she’s gained with her music, from touring with the likes of Rhett Miller (she was a guest on his podcast – listen HERE), Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tom Paxton, Justin Townes Earle, and Amythyst Kiah, to name a few, and a recent performance on the prestigious Mountain Stage. Calve will be on tour the rest of the year (dates below) including performing at The Boone Songwriters Festival this September. More dates to be announced soon HERE.
THU, July 20 at The 8×10 @ 7:00pm in Baltimore, MD
FRI, Sept 8 at Antlers & Acorns: The Boone Songwriters Festival @ 1:00pm in Boone, NC
Sat, Sept 9 at Antlers & Acorns: The Boone Songwriters Festival @ 1:00pm in Boone, NC
THU, Oct 19 at The Collective Encore @ 7:30pm in Columbia, MD
SUN, Oct 29 at Eddie’s Attic @ 6:00pm in Decatur, GA