10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lauren Jenkins' debut LP begins with an explosion: the electric Southern rock barn-burner "Give Up the Ghost," where the Texas-born songwriter pleads with her lover to leave the past behind. With a bit of a rasp to her vocals, Jenkins never seems to rely on studio sheen or sonic perfection; she melds a pop-country sensibility with influences from idols like Tom Petty to end up with songs like the candid, raw title track, while "My Bar" is a rambunctious party ode to claiming your territory when a romance is past its prime. Her voice is both solid and tender, and topped with personal, potent lyrics—moments like "Running Out of Road" evoke the intimate conversations of Taylor Swift yet still feel universal. "I've got a full tank of gas but my heart's on empty," she sings. It's endlessly relatable and, in sometimes overly manicured Nashville, refreshingly vulnerable, too.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Lauren Jenkins' debut LP begins with an explosion: the electric Southern rock barn-burner "Give Up the Ghost," where the Texas-born songwriter pleads with her lover to leave the past behind. With a bit of a rasp to her vocals, Jenkins never seems to rely on studio sheen or sonic perfection; she melds a pop-country sensibility with influences from idols like Tom Petty to end up with songs like the candid, raw title track, while "My Bar" is a rambunctious party ode to claiming your territory when a romance is past its prime. Her voice is both solid and tender, and topped with personal, potent lyrics—moments like "Running Out of Road" evoke the intimate conversations of Taylor Swift yet still feel universal. "I've got a full tank of gas but my heart's on empty," she sings. It's endlessly relatable and, in sometimes overly manicured Nashville, refreshingly vulnerable, too.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
21 Ratings
21 Ratings
Music Matters Always ,

Wonderful Debut

Beautifully honest lyrics with an even more beautiful voice. “Running Out of Road” is a favorite, but “Maker’s Mark & You” & “No Saint” are also wonderful. Such a breath of fresh air in the stagnant and redundant genre that is today’s Nashville based popular country music. Look forward to what comes next!

PAPPAS LEON ,

No Saint Lauren Jenkins🤟🤟👍👍🍀🍀

This is a great CD AND back too better country music but still love my BLUEGRASS. But LAUREN YOU HAVE A POWERFUL VOICE AND KEEP YOUR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC COMING TOO OUR EARS. God Bless and thanks for all those hard hours and the SPECIAL TIME TOO DO THIS ONE.🤟🤟👍👍🥰🥰🙏🙏🍀🍀🍀🍀.

China_Doll ,

Amazing

I saw Lauren open up for Delta Rae about two years ago, and she was just captivating. This album has been a long time coming, and I’m so excited that it’s finally here.