Lauren Lakis Covers – Have A Nice Life “I Don’t Love”
This is a cover from one of my favorite albums “Deathconsciousness” by Have A Nice Life. It’s the first cover I’ve ever played/recorded. I hope you like it.
This dark, melodic, grunge-esk presentation makes me want to play it again louder so I can crawl right into it. I feel the fear and hopelessness being conveyed. . Lauren has created another song that evokes the very same scary hopeless cry for help emotions as the original. Both versions are very powerful.
A child of Baltimore, Lauren Lakis grew to embrace the fatalistic spirit of the city in her work and art. With stunningly raw, haunting tones, Lakis has fashioned her own brand of “delightfully gut-churning shoegaze.”(Earmilk) Now based out of Los Angeles, her latest LP Daughter Language was recorded at Seahorse Sound with Billy Burke producing and Chris Kasych & Samur Khouja (Devendra Banhart, Deerhunter, Chastity Belt) mixing. Her latest cover of Have a Nice Life’s “I Don’t Love” is available everywhere now through Green Witch Recordings.
“‘Deathconsciousness’ by Have A Nice Life is one of those albums that when I first heard it, I couldn’t believe something like it existed. It’s all melancholic riffs, sludge, and doom, but also hopeful, brazen in its lo-fi gaze-y goodness, with lyrics that punch me in the gut. It’s perfect. The track I covered is “I Don’t Love” and it’s the first cover I’ve ever done. For me, the song is about rock bottom, the end, those stoic moments of nothingness before a new chapter begins. I recorded it myself in my room and shot a little video for it, filming around my house in Pasadena one evening.”