It was just a regular evening on the couch watching a reality TV show about singers.
With her mind reflecting on an unlived life as a singer and musician, Lara James asked herself, “why wouldn’t I?”.
During her high school years, Lara often wrote songs which helped her process and get through her years as an adolescent. Only she never shared them with anyone.
Life went on, Lara became a family woman, but these songs would never escape her head. Finally, ignoring them was no longer an option.
“I had this moment where I believed if I sang, doors would open. I just felt this fate,” the Spokane, Washington-based singer-songwriter confides.
Her new EP, Why Wouldn’t I, was born.
I’m immediately in love. Lara’s jazzy approach to delivering contemporary pop is unmatched in style and attitude.
Is this really her first record?! How long has she been keeping her talent a secret?! I’m ready for another EP!
“I would sing things as I did dishes and laundry, and took the kids to school. I would get a melody in my head and work it out over and over while my kids got tired of hearing it,” she says laughing.
Receiving comparisons to Norah Jones, Shania Twain, and Sara Bareilles…. I say screw comparisons.
Lara James stands on her own as a new and refreshing blend of all the characteristics we seek in strong, independent females.