THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMES LAUREN JENKINS AN ARTIST TO WATCH AS SHE RELEASES NEW MUSIC
January 11, 2019
NASHVILLE, TN (January 11, 2019) – Named one of The New York Times Artists to Watch for 2019, Lauren Jenkins releases the next track, “Running Out Of Road” from her highly anticipated debut album No Saint out March 15 via Big Machine Records. With a sound described by Refinery29 as “musically so damn good and, well, pure” her debut album has been named by American Songwriter as “One of 2019’s more anticipated releases in the borderless world of country music” and described by The New York Times as a collection that “..surrounds her most bitter tidings with gleaming guitars and bright harmonies.”
Jenkins co-penned “Running Out of Road” alongside writers Ingrid Andress, Jessie Jo Dillon and Tina Parol and she explains that “At its core, “Running Out Of Road” is about persistence. The will to keep going, even after it feels like there’s no road left to travel. I’ve lived a lot of places and traveled a lot of miles and I’ve learned that there are some things you can’t escape… no matter how far you run. Sometimes, memories follow you wherever you go. It’s in the air, the sky, a stranger’s face, or, sometimes, some unexplainable feeling in a single moment. The lyrics of this song serve as a map: snapshots of places and moments I’ve lived through.”
The track, co-produced by Jenkins with Grammy Award winning producer Julian Raymond and executive producer Scott Borchetta, features gritty vocals about the fight to move forward:
I’ve got a full tank of gas, but my heart’s on empty
Windows down, radio loud, but I just wanna scream
I keep tryin’ to find the place where I won’t find your ghost
But I keep runnin’, I keep runnin’
Runnin’ out of road
A first look video for “Running Out Of Road” teases the full concept of a forthcoming short film of the same name, created by and starring Jenkins. The film sets Jenkins’s music and passion for storytelling against the backdrop of the American West and the first trailer recently premiered at Variety’s Music for Screens Summit and can be viewed here: https://LaurenJenkins.lnk.to/RoadTrailer.
Honing her craft since the age of 15, Jenkins has mesmerized crowds with her passion and authentic songwriting that blend traditional Country roots with Americana influences. The Texas-born, Carolina-raised musician has picked up a variety of inspirations throughout her travels from the Southern charm of Charleston and artistic vibe of New York City to the eclectic sounds of Music City. Her first EP, The Nashville Sessions, prompted “One to Watch” praise from Rolling Stone and Billboard and additionally she has been named an “Artist to Watch in 2019” by outlets such as Sounds Like Nashville, The Tennessean andTaste of Countryamong others. Outside of her headline ventures, Jenkins has toured with acts such as Lady Antebellum, Delta Rae and Martina McBride. For additional information visit LaurenJenkins.com.