"Marissa Lauren is a 20-something singer-songwriter from Redondo Beach who got a big boost this week from Lena Dunham. The creator and star of HBO's "Girls" chose Lauren to be her opening act at the Pasadena tour stop for her book, Not That Kind of Girl"
"Marissa came onto our radar after we heard heard her new EP ‘Now & Forever.’ Join us today as we speak all about life in Redondo Beach, CA, making it in the music biz, the new EP ‘Now & Forever’, and so much more!"
"Marissa Lauren will be performing on the second stage at The Hotel Café in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 21, 2016. The show starts at 8 p.m. The doors will open at 7 p.m. For AXS readers who remain unfamiliar with Marissa Lauren, here is the scoop on on the performer in question:
Marissa Lauren is a singer, songwriter, musician and self-described “cookiemaker ex·tra·or·di·naire!” She plays the piano. She is based out of Redondo Beach, California.
Her signature sound is a musical melange of folk, indie and pop music..."
"With a true twee sensibility is the satisfyingly sweet sound of Marissa Lauren’s “Now & Forever EP”. Light and airy the songs have a summery feel to them. Structurally sound Marissa Lauren explores a variety of different styles and settings throughout the EP, from the subdued to the bombastic. Throughout all of these many variations what serves as the heart and center of the EP are her crystal clear vocals..."
"...Lauren is smart enough to remember that the package is just as important as what is inside and has constructed colorful backdrops for her songs. “Hold Over Me” is a prime example of how she does this. She times her vocal harmonies strategically...you find yourself infected by the hooks of the music, if not singing along."