From: CA, United States
About Lena Fayre
Featured in February 2014′s “10 New Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone Magazine, videos from Lena Fayre’s self-titled debut EP boast more than three million views on YouTube and have received several awards including a songwriters’ competition for the song “Silver.”
Heavily influenced by art, literature and fashion, Lena’s musical interests growing up included Elvis, The Cure, David Bowie and other U.K. rockers. A Los Angeles native, the teenager’s sultry songs encompass an indie-folk vibe with rhythmic trance elements sprinkled in the tracks.
Lena’s musical style exemplifies a wide range of genres and is evident on her gritty follow-up LP which features a deconstructive, experimental sound. She started her journey with writer/producer Jimmy Harry and Sean Gould in Hollywood creating melodic and energetic driven songs, based around heavy programming and lush vocals.
Following these sessions, Lena left Los Angeles to record at producer Chris Keup’s White Star Sound studio located in rural Virginia, where they worked with a variety of eclectic collaborators from the Dirty Projectors’ Olga Bell, to Bon Iver’s multi/instrumentalist Reggie Pace and acclaimed solo artist Matthew E. White.
Upon her return to L.A., Lena worked with industry veterans Liz Phair, John Alagia and Nolan Sipes at the Village to complete the album, which is slated for release in August 2014.
"I Am Not A Man" is the lead single from the album and was recently released while Lena Fayre is performing at venues up and down the West Coast to showcase her new songs.