Lauren Ruth Ward Releases New Song/Video, 'I Touch Myself' (Divinyls Cover)
Los Angeles powerhouse Lauren Ruth Ward, has turned heads with her stunning voice and 70s psych-glam swagger. In addition to releasing her critically acclaimed debut album Well, Hell, she has shared stages with Keith Urban, Shirley Manson, Eddie Vedder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Shakey Graves and Liz Phair, played to sold out crowds in LA & across the US.
Lauren recently went into the studio with renowned hitmaker/songwriter writer Billy Steinberg and Australian legend Mark McEntee -- the founder/guitarist of the Divinyls. The trio had a blast together and recorded a beautiful rendition of Divinyls' "I Touch Myself" which is released today.
Watch the music video for "I Touch Myself" featuring behind-the-scenes video footage below!
DON'T MISS LAUREN RUTH WARD ON TOUR!
1/25: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory w/ LP
1/26: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater w/ LP
1/27: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades w/ LP
1/29: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater w/ LP
1/31: Vancouver, Canada @ The Orpheum w/ LP
2/1: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo w/ LP
2/9: Toronto, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall w/ LP
2/11: Montréal, Canada @ Mtelus w/ LP
2/12: Québec, Canada @ Impérial Bell
2/14: Montréal, Canada @ Mtelus w/ LP
4/24: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
4/26: Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar Water
4/27: Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern
4/28: Vancouver, Canada @ Biltmore Cabaret
5/1: Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music
5/2: Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
5/4: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
** due to circumstances beyond our control, the Divinyls tour previously scheduled for March 2019 is being postponed until later in the year.
Ward's trajectory continues to ascend with accolades from NYLON, Noisey, Consequence of Sound, The Los Angeles Times, Indie Shuffle and Wonderland. She was also featured on on Spotify's New Music Friday Playlist, along with American Apparel as a part of their "Meet Lauren" campaign.
A prolific artist in every medium she touches, Lauren has been a hairstylist for 9 years, while at the same time shifting her creative focus to her music in partnership with her co-writer and guitarist Eduardo Rivera. On Well, Hell,Lauren's arresting vocals slice through classic rock instrumentation delivered through the perfect modern filter of her band. "Did I Offend You?" and "Blue Collar Sex Kitten"are two of the many standout tracks on the album, showcasing the duo's intricate yet playful songwriting and lyrical wit. Stay tuned for more opportunities to experience the band's effervescent brand of modern psych-pop in a city near you!