Hi my name is Marissa Lauren and I am a singer/songwriter from Redondo Beach, CA. I love to write piano driven Pop music with heavy Indie Pop and Folk influences. As a solo singer who needed an accompanist, I taught myself piano, ukulele, and guitar (I love learning to play new instruments) but my main passion will always be singing. I started out by posting videos on YouTube; I have a lot of fun taking songs and making them my own depending on how the original lyric and melody move me. One of my covers, 'Home', caught the attention of singer Ingrid Michaelson (a favorite of mine!) who called my voice 'beautiful' & 'haunting'. Thanks to YouTube, I have also had my covers recognized by Nicki Minaj, 97.1 AMP Radio, and 104.3 My Fm.
I recently had the opportunity to open for comedian, Lena Dunham, on her unconventional book tour for 'Not That Kind of Girl'.
I work as a session singer and background singer whenever possible! & my debut EP 'Now & Forever' will be out May 15th!!