Lauran Marie is a Singer/ Songwriter from Newburgh, NY who growing up had many musical influences. Her sultry, soulful voice and infectious melodies paired with her witty lyrics will feel like therapy to your soul.
At a young age of 12 Lauran was introduced to the lead singer of Boyz II Men, Wanya Morris and became his protege. At the age of 14 she performed Toni Braxtons hit "Breathe Again" at Showtime At The Apollo and loved every minute of it. She has recorded background vocals for Melba Moore and appeared on a compilation album by Dunn Pearson Jr. entitled "It's Midnight".
Lauran, has also performed at many local talent shows and school basketball games and currently has a single out entitled "Hold It" where she speaks on leaving a relationship that was toxic telling her ex to "Hold It". She has plans to accomplish many goals while continuing on her journey and perfecting her craft. Stay tuned to what she has planned next!
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3 ReviewsEndorse Lauran Marie Starr
Lauran has great professionalism, good, angelic voice, beautiful lyrics.
Lauran is THE ONE! She has an ear like no other and will definitely take your project to the next level. Working with her is a melodic dream come true!!!
Lauran gets it done. Write, Sing, it doesn't matter. If you are looking for someone to take your project to the next level, here she is. Money well spent. I will be back around for sure.
Interview with Lauran Marie Starr
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently worked on jewelry jingles for four consultants and I had complete creative control over each and they all loved the end result.I wrote, arranged, record myself on my set and that felt amazing!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on an EP entitled Therapy Sessions Vol.1 and building a catalog for submissions for other artists and television shows.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Brandon Yancy, Isadore Nior, Dren
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is I will provide quality work that will compliment your project or business in a timely fashion.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being creatively free and being able to make people smile and feel good through music.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that it's quick. Creating is very time consuming but when you love what you do that doesn't matter.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I typically ask what service they are interested in, their budget and the time frame they need their product.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My only advice is to be sure of what you would like for me to create for you. Provide any inside information or motto's you would like for me to include if you have a business you would like me to write a jingle for. I want the final product to represent you and your brand.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My studio equipment so I can create in a beautiful therapeutic space.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path initially was to be one of the biggest artists in the world. As I grew up I fell in love with different aspects of my craft and now feel limitless. I've been singing my whole life and recording since the age of nine so over 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very jazzy and soulful but diverse. I listened to different genres of music growing up due to growing up in a diverse family and neighborhood.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work/write with Jazmine Sullivan, Eric Bellinger, Brandy and Beyonce and TyDollaSign because each one of these artists make great music that inspires.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I record myself and when I first got my equipment I thought I was going to plug it in and go. It's a process and the pieces of the puzzle don't fall into place overnight so enjoy the journey and give yourself grace. Your gift will make room for you.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on jingles, theme songs, and songs for other creatives working on their EP's/Projects etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: That I am teachable. I love what I do and I'm confident but there's always room to grow.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring catchy soulful melodies with relatable lyrics to match.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process is me first going through tracks that are sent to me. If I'm working on a jingle I speak with my client about the vibe they are going for then I pick out three tracks for them to choose from. If they don't like those three (they usually like a track out of the first three) I pick three more. Once the track is chosen I usually come up with a melody first. I'm a melody writer so I usually record that first then I let the words flow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is real intimate. Anytime I'm in a session I call it a Therapy Session. I have LED lights and the color depends on what mood I'm in or song I'm about to create. I have an Interface (Presonus Audiobox iTwo), 15" Apple MacBook Pro Retina 2.7 GHz Quad Core i7 , Studio monitors, a microphone (Presonus M7) and I work on Logic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kim Burrell, Lauryn Hill, Eric Bellinger, Jazmine Sullivan, Beyonce and a host of others!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do jingles, theme songs and write/ collaborate with other creatives on their projects as well as my own.