Tulsa, OK – Billboard charting songwriter Natalie Lauren has just released her new single, “Swoonin’.” The song reflects the whirlwind of feelings that exist between welcoming a new crush and embracing the presence of love again. Drenched in silken vocals and infectious melodies, Lauren treats audiences to a track that feels as sonically powerful as its message of permission to explore yourself and intimacy in all its forms. This is the first single from her forthcoming album set to drop later this year. “Swoonin’” is now available to stream and download on digital platforms worldwide.
Natalie Lauren has written chart-topping music for artists including Tori Kelly, Iggy Azalea, Lecrae and Chris Brown. Lauren’s songwriting prowess is evident from her impressive and ever-growing repertoire that includes music featured on HBO’s Insecure. With “Swoonin’” she offers us music that is entirely her own, written from a place of being, audacity and radical honesty. Produced by Swoope, Hyper Violet and co-written with her writing partner WJ Lofton, “Swoonin’” encapsulates what it feels like to say yes to the present without negotiating with fear. As a black queer artist, Lauren’s music takes inspiration from James Faunteleroy, Brandy, Frank Ocean, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, and WJ Lofton. These inspirations have helped her find language for her own story and take control of her narrative.
Natalie Lauren grew up in a household where the exploration of music and artistry was encouraged. She wrote her first song at age 11 in the back of her mother’s station wagon. At 14, she started exploring production and recording with her uncle, the late Wayman Tisdale. “I’ve always been surrounded by musicians who taught me to write. In college, I lived with two gospel singers Deitrick Haddon and Damita Chandler , who really helped me shape my writing skills.” When Lauren isn’t honing her musical talents, she is sharing her prodigious gifts for painting and creative direction that echo her passion for equality, justice, and radical self-love. Lauren is the creative director for the country’s largest Junteeth celebration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and for the upcoming Beloved Benefit in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Swoonin’” is now available to download and stream on music platforms worldwide. Keep up with Natalie Lauren as she continues to release more music by following her on Instagram @NatalieLaurenSims and TikTok @iamNatalieLauren.