Fleurie’s dreamlike ethereal vocals and intimate lyrics create music that is otherworldly yet rooted in pure emotion.
Since her 2016 breakout record Love and War, the alt-pop singer-songwriter otherwise known as Lauren Strahm and her intensely cinematic songs have raked in more than 93,000,000 streams, 90 + film and TV placements, and 1,800,000 Shazams and counting.
Growing up, Strahm first discovered her love for music singing in church and studying classical piano before writing and self-recording her own material as a teen. You can hear her songs in shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Shadowhunters, and even a Super Bowl commercial for the final season of critically-acclaimed show 24. Her single “Hurts Like Hell” off Love and War has been streamed more than 30,100,000 times, and her 2018 follow-up album, Portals, charted in 20 countries around the world.
Fleurie began her touring career opening for Billboard #1 breakout hip-hop artist NF on his first sold out cross US tour in fall of 2016, after the pair collaborated on his track “Mansion” — a song with more than 68,400,000 streams. Since then, Fleurie’s shared stages with SYML, Greyson Chance, Roo Panes, Owl City and Snow Patrol across North America, Europe, UK and Asia, and has a steadily growing fanbase of +260,000 across digital social platforms.
The Nashville native’s latest work is Portals: The B-Sides — four new tracks fit for an emotional disco dance party perfect for slow dancing with your lover, a solo waltz in the dark, or late night drive with your best friend.
Focusing on the things that matter are how Brian Fennell writes and records under his alias SYML. Simplicity is what moves SYML –pronounced “simmel”, it means “simple” in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots until the age of 18, Fennell creates music from his basement home studio in Issaquah, 20 miles to the east of Seattle. The sounds he can conjure alone, just him, his piano, keyboards, guitars and laptop. The primal feelings he conveys with pin-point-and-personal lyrics, effortless melodies and a pure, emotive vocal. Even the clarity of having little money and, therefore, fewer options. SYML has released 2 EPs and will release his self-titled debut album May 3, which include the singles “Clean Eyes” and Where’s My Love”.