Genre-bending, game-changing artist Lauren Sanderson has released her dynamic sophomore album, Death Of A Fantasy today. The album, which can be heard now below, finds her grappling with what it means to take responsibility for herself and her own happiness— even if it means cutting out the things that make her most “comfortable.”
“How much do you play a part in your own suffering? Making this album meant killing my fantasy and stepping into my reality – I’m responsible for my own fulfillment and there’s no one else to blame for unhappiness,” she said of the release.
Death of a Fantasy takes the listener through a journey of self-discovery, certainly, but it’s also a meditation on love, loss and loneliness, with a backdrop of any number of genres.
“A thousand times, I’ve said to me / You choose your reality,” she sings on the biting track “SENSORYOVERLOAD*” which she describes as both a panic attack and a hug, all in one song. “I haven’t been able to truly express the overwhelming anxieties I’ve felt for the past couple years until I made this song,” Sanderson shared on the track. “When it’s felt like everything, everywhere, all at once and you get so trapped in your own mind that you even convince yourself there’s no way out. I wanted this song to recreate that feeling but, in a way, that’s comforting – So whoever’s struggling and hears this knows they’re not the only one feeling that way.”