From: CA, United States
Occasionally an artist is discovered when no one else is watching. This well-kept secret is California artist Lena Fayre (pronounced "Lay-nah Fair"). At only 18-years old, her talent goes far beyond her years, and she sings and writes with a genuine spirit and a fresh, determined and fearless voice. There is a dark yet ethereal quality to her songwriting that experiments with different instrumentation. From R&B to electro-pop to stark acoustic ballads, Lena has a singular voice. She performs regularly around Los Angeles, including venerable indie venues such as Hotel Cafe, Troubadour, Satellite, and EchoPlex. She performed at SXSW 2015 and ASCAP selected her to perform live at its "I Create Music" Expo in April 2015. Over the last few years she has amassed over 5 million video views on YouTube and was named a 'New Artist You Need To Know' by Rolling Stone. Lena self-released her debut EP in 2013 and last year self-released her first album, titled "OKO," which has already racked up over 4.0 Million streams on Spotify. With exclusive support offered by Spotify, she released a single titled "This World" in March of 2015, which was featured in a climactic scene of the popular CW show "The Vampire Diaries," aired on April 23rd, 2015. No small feat for an artist doing things on their own.
Moments, elusive and stagnant,
grown through sound, visuals, echolalia.
Music, the mirror – words of wound and remedy.
This is refraction.
Likenesses, images, distortion.
Generation Now, Generation New.
A child thumbing a flower as it pricks a hole.
Friction as past and future coalesce.
These are my stories.