Lauren Lakis has picked up right where she left off with her 2021 sophomore album, “Daughter Language” — double-barreled heavy, matching doomy shoegaze with emotional heft.
“Take My Hand” is Lakis’ first release in almost two years, and the lead single from her third album, “A Fiesta and a Hell,” due to arrive this fall. It was recorded with producer Carey McGraw (Wild Child, Josie Lockhart).
The single is about “forgetting what you thought you knew, letting go and bravely opening your mind to something radically different,” says Lakis, a onetime member of the bands Hobart W Fink, Slow Coda and L.A. Nova. “What if you were wrong? Are you able to admit it? Can you shift with the ever-changing landscape of reality, or are you stuck in your ways? I found myself stepping into the unknown in many ways the past few years, forced to entertain the notion that maybe I didn’t know everything, and in that I found freedom.”
The video was filmed in Rapid City, S.D., and nearby Badlands National Park.
||| Watch: The video for “Take My Hand”