“Run To You” expresses the frustration of repeating the same mistakes, falling back into relationship with the same partners you know are bad for you, and subconsciously choosing partners to replay childhood wounding because it’s familiar. It’s seeking to understand why we stay in abusive relationships, and why we fall in love with those partners in the first place.
The worst part of it is that friends and family (“it’s like our mothers said”) can warn us all they want, but it doesn’t matter…everyone has to learn from their mistakes by making them…sometimes over and over. We are truly our own worst enemy, especially in love.
A child of Baltimore, Lauren grew to embrace the fatalistic spirit of the city in her work and art. With stunningly raw, haunting tones, Lakis has fashioned her own brand of “delightfully gut-churning shoegaze”. Authentic and honest lyricism, paired with lush, darkly romantic vibes, her songs are “a refreshing change from today’s polite rock…” (Earmilk).
Lakis and her full band have toured the West Coast extensively, and have shared bills with Drowse, Coastlands, and Emmet Palaima of Elizabeth Colour Wheel. Most recently, the band played to a sold-out room at Doug Fir Lounge, as well as The Catalyst Santa Cruz, opening for Flor & Winnetka Bowling League. Lauren also performed a pair of solo shows opening for Grammy-nominated legendary rocker Tracy Bonham. The band was set to play SXSW this year as well.