Discovery: Lauren O’Connell

In On The Joke is the latest track to be released by Rochester (New York) based singer-songwriter Lauren O’Connell, showing that the alternative country musician has the guts and passion to succeed in the music industry.

By Jane Howkins

The track emerges in a fiery blaze of glory, with a catchy harmony and thoughtful lyrics combining together within the driving rock verses. The choruses are a little slower, but we like the change in dynamics between the different sections, and the heavier edge is much appreciated in this genre.

Country music desperately needs to change to remain relevant, and Lauren O’Connell is just the person to rejuvenate the genre – take a listen to the track here to see if you agree!