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”.
“Songwriting in Nashville for the past seven years has allowed me to experiment with multiple genres of music, and I eventually found myself gravitating towards a more cinematic sound. As a kid, I started in music as a piano player. I learned how to play songs from Broadway musicals like Phantom of the Opera and Cats. I think I’ve always been drawn to music with a little drama…the emotion and dynamics have always taken me somewhere else, and I want that for my listeners. I’m very inspired by orchestral elements and the emotional progression I feel in cinematic music. This ‘new sound’ isn’t really that new for me. It feels like I’m going back to the very thing that drew me to music in the beginning.”
It wasn’t long before her haunting songs began finding their way onto television shows and film trailers, and in 2015 RUELLE released her first collection of music into the world via her EP entitled Up in Flames. While the songs were written and arranged with various producers, they all contain her ethereal vocals accompanied by powerful, cinematic production elements and enticing melodies. RUELLE has since continued to dominate the TV/film world with her powerful songwriting and angelic voice. Her songs have been heard on shows like Gotham, 13 Reasons Why, Riverdale, Grey’s Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, Shadowhunters, Eyewitnesses, Revenge, The Originals, and Dancing with the Stars – just to name a few. She has also landed songs in promos for the 2016 summer Olympics as well as in film trailers for Free State of Jones, Bad Moms, and Keeping up with the Joneses.
RUELLE’S latest releases include two EP’S entitled Earth Glow and Exodus, both released in 2019. She is currently writing songs for her next project, set to be released in 2020.