Lauren Mayberry Releases Solo Debut Single “Are You Awake?”

Lauren Mayberry's debut solo single "Are You Awake?" released ahead of Fall 2023 tour dates
Lauren Mayberry releases solo debut single "Are You Awake?" Photo by Scarlett Casciello

CHVRCHES vocalist Lauren Mayberry today releases “Are You Awake?”, the first music she has ever recorded and shared as a solo artist. An unadorned, aching ballad that puts Lauren’s voice at the forefront, it marks a stark departure from her band’s signature sound. The song was co-written with Tobias Jesso Jr. and Matthew Koma, who also produced – and was mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent.

Says Lauren: “‘Are You Awake?’ is a song that started on a rainy day last December with Tobias Jesso Jr. I was thinking a lot about loneliness and homesickness, and as soon as Tobias started playing the chords, the lyrics and melody came to me really quickly. I finished the song with my friend Matthew Koma, who really understood what I was trying to say.

For a long time, I couldn’t imagine doing anything outside of CHVRCHES but I think some things that I needed to write had to be done from purely my own point of view. I never really thought I’d write a piano ballad, or a solo album full stop, so life really is full of surprises. I am really looking forward to this chapter and can’t wait for people to hear more of the music.”

Lauren Mayberry 2023 Tour Dates:

9/4 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/5 – Washington, DC – The Anthem^
9/6 – Washington, DC – The Anthem^
9/8 – Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena^
9/9 – Kingston, RI – The Ryan Center^
9/10 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl^
9/12 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall^
9/13 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall^
9/14 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion^
9/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *SOLD OUT
9/17 – Brooklyn, NY- Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/18 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *SOLD OUT
9/20 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern *SOLD OUT
9/22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall * SOLD OUT
9/23 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalion
9/25 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
9/26 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *SOLD OUT
9/28 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
9/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *SOLD OUT
9/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
10/5 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 (upgraded venue, original tickets remain valid) *SOLD OUT
10/6 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2 (upgraded venue, original tickets remain valid)
10/8 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2 (upgraded venue, original tickets remain valid)
10/9 – London, UK – Koko (upgraded venue, original tickets remain valid)
10/11 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg Oz
10/12 – Berlin, DE – Lido
10/13 – Munich – Strom
10/15 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
10/16 – Cologne, DE – Luxor
10/17 – Prague, CZ – Rock Cafe
10/19 – Vienna, AT – Flex
10/21 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
10/22 – Milan, IT, – Magnolia
10/24 – Barcelona, ES – La Nau
10/25 – Madrid, ES – Sala Capernico

^ w/ Death Cab For Cutie, Postal Service

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