We always love hearing what our readers have to say, but who knew we could be in the happy position of hearing you guys sing as well! A few weeks ago, 20-year-old Ontario ModCloth fan Lauren Campbell sent some of the music she’s recorded for her indie pop duo, Lauren & Tokyo, and we thought it was so lovely that we just had to share!
Lauren & Tokyo started from an act of goodwill; one of her fellow music program classmates, David, was working on a song, and Lauren just happened to be there when he needed help with the chords and timing. The two Fanshawe College students started writing songs together, David adopted the inside-joke-turned-stage-name Tokyo, and within months the two recorded an EP (in their school’s music labs!).
“Primarily, Tokyo is more the lyric writer and I’m more the melody maker,” Lauren says. Many of their songs revolve around love, but “they’re open to interpretation. We want people to take away their own meanings and messages from the songs.”
As for their hopes for their eponymous EP, Lauren says they “just really want our songs to be heard and for people to get them stuck in their heads and hum them when they’re out and about. It would be amazing to one day be able to hop in a vintage VW minibus and tour the continent playing shows to eager ears. That’s what I want to do at least. Fingers crossed!”
Listen and download Lauren & Tokyo’s songs for free at their MySpace!
P.S. We’re all for supporting young, up-and-coming musicians, so if you know of anyone who would be great for ModLife, let us know in the comments or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org!