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Review: "White Noise" - Lauren Presley

Isn’t it frustrating how others feel the need to weigh in on the career path you choose in life? The idea that it's not disrespectful to try and tell someone what they should do with their own individual and separate life from yours, simply because its out of the norm? If there’s one life to live, and you’ve found a love or passion for something that you can turn into a career, why do others feel the need to try and stop what’s making you happy rather than filling you with confidence and support? Lauren Presley’s latest single, “White Noise,” covers this annoyingly common issue, but from her personal experience. We follow Lauren’s journey of the opinions she was getting from those around her who, instead of supporting her, were rather flooding her with their doubt and clouding her environment with negativity. We then see how these comments were affecting her, and how she overcame them, eventually growing and having her own back when no one else did.

What I love most about this song is that Lauren doesn’t listen or get the slightest bit  persuaded into following what they want her to do with her own life. She’s solid on her dream of being an artist, pursuing music, and the exact path she wants to go about it. While the people in her life are supposed to support her, they’re instead telling her to find a plan B, that her dreams are unrealistic, and that she: “Should stay in school, don’t let us down.” Tired of the nagging and people-pleasing comments, Lauren ignores the noise, and takes her power back by choosing herself: “Why does the thing I love offend you? Cause I won’t change. I won’t pretend to.” Its quite interesting, yet annoying how creative and artistic routes that people want to go in life tend to get doubted on or pushed away, because its unconventional. It’s strange how it’s hard for others to understand that not everyone has the same interests or want to follow what the crowd is doing for a living. Lauren realizes that it's her choice, and she's choosing what makes her happy at the end of the day, which is music and ignoring the noise: “Not sorry that I stepped out of line. Go and live your life. I’ll live mine.” In an Instagram post about the release, Lauren further shares her feelings towards outside opinions and how she’s moving past that in the new year: “I'm leaving people pleasing in 2023. I'm no longer basing my self worth on other people's opinions and/or numbers on a screen. I do this because of the love I have for it. To every single one of you who believes in me & in what I'm doing - I see you, I love you, I appreciate you, thank you. You inspire me & I'm forever grateful.”

Lauren Presley is a rising pop singer-songwriter from Redwater, Texas, but now based in Nashville, Tennessee. As of today, she has 26,000+ monthly Spotify listeners, with her most streamed song being “A Little Longer,” which is reaching 1 million streams! She has been featured as the cover photo of Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlist, as well as having one of her songs, “Nice Guy,” featured on there as well. “Nice Guy” was also featured on Apple Music’s “Heartbreak Pop” playlist. Keep up with Lauren for future releases by clicking on the links below, and check out “White Noise” out now!

Written By Sneet Efrem



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