A worldly musical soul at heart, Oakland-based Charise Sowells – under the moniker of Lake Lady – is combining styles past and present to create a refreshingly modern new sound that holds your attention from start to finish. With influences ranging from the chilled-out trip hop of Massive Attack and Portishead to the blues stylings of Billie Holiday, Lake Lady is ready to take 2016 by storm with her brand new EP titled Better Day.
Along with a hugely accomplished background that includes working as a Production Coordinator in television, Managing Director of The L.A. Little Theater and Editor/Event Planner with The Deli Magazine, Sowells has made her mark in the music industry with a variety of acts. Her experience includes touring nationally as Grayson Wray Project‘s lead vocalist and synth player, performing the 2012 Art Outside Festival with dream-pop group Notsolow, and even playing abroad in France for the Fete de la Musique with her groove-pop duo Lake Lady and the Mountain Man.
Recently hailed as an “amazing unsigned act” by NPR Music, Lake Lady aims for a deeply emotional connection with her listeners, explaining: “The best compliment for me is when someone tells me I made them cry. It sounds horrible, but that to me means that I’ve really touched someone. And I love when that happens.”
Lake Lady is set to release her debut five-song EP, Better Day, on March 25. You can stream the opening track “Will Your Feelings Change?” on her official website and pre-orders are available here. Stay tuned for song and video premieres and much more coming soon!