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Lena Fayre / Press

“Pop has seen its fair share of dark horses or unexpected anti-hero stars whether it's Florence + the Machine or Lorde. However, there's something very special about Lena Fayre. She doesn't have an inkling of coalescing to any sort of mainstream whim, but rather drawing it right to her like a magnet and never letting go. This is the next movement.”

““Colors of Leaving,” the latest track she’s shared from her forthcoming EP Is There Only One? is her most involved production yet: It’s an atmospheric, synth-heavy slow burn built on stuttering FKA twigs-esque drums and Fayre’s ethereal vocals.”

“Below is the premiere for "Do You Like That?"—the first song lifted from said EP—and one that swirls with a dark, twitchy kind sensuality that belies her years. Liquid beats and stirring strings to close it all out, but Fayre's unerringly confident vocals are the track's most arresting feature, sure to find favor with fans of Banks.”

“Lena Fayre's 'This World' Featured on Episode of CW's Hit Show The Vampire Diaries”

“Lena Fayre: ASCAP's "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO OPPORTUNITY WINNER --- WorldArts is proud to announce the winners of our ASCAP “I CREATE MUSIC” EXPO Opportunity Winners . We set out to find two artists, but due to the overwhelming number of submissions, we chose seven! Once you hear them, you’ll see why ASCAP added an extra day of performances for us to fit them all in. These artists will receive an All Inclusive week during the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO in Los Angeles April 30 – May 2, 2015. This Includes: A performance on the WorldArts Playback Stage Credentials to attend the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO A Studio Recording of one song at 17 Hertz Studio A Single Audio Recording pressed to Vinyl by our good friends at SquareSpace Please join us in congratulating our winners:”

"CD OF THE YEAR -- PINNACLE OF MODERN POP" From start to finish “OKO” by Lena Fayre delivers the mojo and is a fully loaded 11 Track release from start to finish. The music is diverse, grooving, upbeat, soulful and sonically entertaining. The songwriting – all consistent musical experiences, each one possessing a unique personality, flair and signature groove. The writing, playing and singing abilities of Fayre is highly marketable. Her overall persona and mainstream mystique is something millions of people should gravitate towards -- 9/10 Stars

“Teen Vogue's Sound Scout: Introducing Lena Fayre, Your Next Teenage Dream. Get read to fall in love with Lena and her fantasy-like world.”

“Lena definitely shows off the vast dynamics of her vocal abilities, weaving through different styles throughout her tracks and even within a song. You will hear Lena’s vocal journey travel seamlessly through strong operatic projections, soft and sultry lounge stylings, haunting and piercing whispers, and even some jazzy freestyle inflections. She has fun with various self-induced vocal accents from track to track as well. Usually laying down a single vocal track on each song, there are instances where Lena gets some harmonization help from vocalist Sanders Bohlke. On top of this amazing display of vocal abilities, Lena also drops a little tasty rap verse on one of her tracks.”

“L.A. native Lena Fayre is not yet out of her teens, but she sings like she’s lived three lifetimes of disquietude, alternately woozy and weary, dreamy and hopeful, piquant and playful. Her 2014 album “Oko” displays substantial production sophistication, with its refracted pop, R&B and balladry, and it also suggests Fayre is beyond her years lyrically. Take the half-spoken, half-rapped outro to “Games:” “Who needs a brain / when we have these games? / I don’t know what I want / so for now I’ll stay the same.” Fayre is far from a one-teenager show; she’s worked with producers John Alagia, Sean Gould, Jimmy Harry, Chris Keup and Nolan Sipe; co-written with people such as Olga Bell, Sanders Bohlke, Colin Killalea, Liz Phair and Adam Smith; and Bon Iver’s Reggie Pace and solo artist Matthew E. White collaborated on the album as well. She’s also studied under acclaimed vocal coach Lis Lewis. “Oko” earns an “A” for execution.”

“I can honestly say this is one artist that clearly gives you a clairvoyant snapshot that is highly original, uplifting and dare I say brilliantly catchy in scope - 5/5 Stars”

“5.0 Stars - I Loved It!”

“Just discovered @LenaFayre . album OKO. she is amazing!!!!”

“We still can't believe she is only 18. So much talent.”

“As Fayre continues to tour to support the new OKO album, I predict fans will flock to see the visual Lena Fayre and let her mesmerize them in hushed rooms.”

“OKO serves notice to modern music lovers that Lena Fayre is a talent to be reckoned with.”

“Lena Fayre -- New Artists You Need To Know.”

“Lena Fayre's song 'Love Burning Alive' Is A Top-Five Finalist In International Songwriting Contest”

“Lena Fayre wins best music video award at International Film Festival”

“Lena Fayre wins in international music competition”

“Sixteen-year-old Lena Fayre's new video has us dreaming — dreaming of more from the young singer.”

“Lena Fayre is on her way to stardom with her ability to appeal to any age.”

“Lena Fayre's 'Jukebox Love' wins Best Pop Song Of The Month”

“Lena Fayre's 'Belong to You' is a composition of fantastic taste and musicianship, one no fan of pop music should miss".”