Lauren Sanderson Releases ‘Midwest Kids Can Make It Big (Deluxe Edition)’

 “The visual is the perfect mood-setter for the killer new track, on which the promising singer-songwriter flips off expectations and rides a disobedient hook into a glowing guitar lick.” – Billboard
“‘Frustrated’ puts a moody hue on the alt-pop sound she does so well. It’s the perfect soundtrack for a night drive alone with your feelings riding shotgun.” – Ones to Watch
“The vocals are punk, the guitar is indie, and the mood is head nodding…Hands up. We’re feeling this.” – idobi Radio
“Rocking guitar riffs backed by Sanderson’s raw voice and meaningful lyrics all meld together to create a relatable track 
speaking on life’s anxieties.” – Alternative Press
“Reminiscent of Miley Cyrus and SZA, she manages to find an auditory balance between gloomy and hopeful.” – Jansen’s Jamz 
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 21, 2020 – 24-year old, Indiana native Lauren Sanderson is set out to impact the world in the raw, fearless way we’ve been waiting for. Truly embodying what it means to be a DIY artist, Lauren took control of 2020 and wrote six brand new songs that are available to stream today on the Deluxe Edition of her debut full-length album Midwest Kids Can Make It BigCombining influences from pop to R&B to rock to hip-hop and everything in between, Lauren’s music is just like her personality – unable to be contained in one box or defined by a label. Lauren may be bold and rebellious, but her down to earth spirit and outspoken belief in others is bringing a community together.
“6 new songs and all I wanna say is be your f*ckin self. Feel it all and trust your process. You can do everything you wanna do in this life. Just be real with yourself,” Sanderson shares with her fans.
Midwest Kids Can Make It Big (Deluxe Edition) is available to stream today at Fans can also check out featured single “I Need Help” on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.
Today’s release features recently dropped single Frustrated“, a moody groove that has been praised by Billboard, Ones to Watch, idobi Radio, Alternative Press and fans all around the world. Featuring the slick R&B vibes that have propelled Lauren to the top of playlists around the world, the new single also welcomes synth-pop and rock vibes reminiscent of artists like Miley Cyrus, LANY, Post Malone, The Neighbourhood, SZA, all of which have influenced Sanderson. A Live version of the new single was also released today with Treehouse Sessions and can be viewed at
Midwest Kids Can Make It Big Deluxe Edition Track Listing
1.   Begin
2.   Hotel Room
3.   But I Like It
4.   Bathroom Stall In Seattle
5.   Upset
6.   Thirsty
7.   To The People I Hurt
8.   Goodnight
9.   Frustrated
10. I Need Help
11. Over (Again) feat. Beauty School Dropout
12. 17
13. Thirstystripped.mp3
14. But I Like It feat. Former Vandal
After having to postpone her debut headline tour this Spring, Lauren recently announced the 2021 dates for the Midwest Kids Can Make It Big Tour. Kicking off in Seattle, WA on April 6th, the tour will travel across the US and Canada hitting cities like Chicago, Brooklyn, Detroit, Dallas, Nashville, Toronto and more before wrapping up in San Francisco, CA on May 15th. Tickets are available now at
Midwest Kids Can Make It Big Tour Dates
April 6 – Seattle, WA
April 7 – Portland, OR
April 9 – Salt Lake City, UT
April 10 – Denver, CO
April 12 – St. Paul, MN
April 13 – Chicago, IL
April 16 – Kansas City, MO
April 17 – St. Louis, MO
April 18 – Indianapolis, IN
April 20 – Detroit, MI
April 21 – Columbus, OH
April 23 – Grand Rapids, MI
April 24 – Cleveland, OH
April 25 – Toronto, ON
April 27 – Brooklyn, NY
April 28 – Boston, MA
April 30 – Philadelphia, PA
May 1 – Washington, DC
May 2 – Carrboro, NC
May 4 – Nashville, TN
May 5 – Atlanta, GA
May 7 – Dallas, TX
May 9 – Austin, TX
May 11 – Phoenix, AZ
May 13 – Anaheim, CA
May 14 – Los Angeles, CA
May 15 – San Francisco, CA
Having gone from being her own manager, booking her own first tour and recording music in her bedroom closet to opening for FINNEAS on tour last fall and releasing her debut, the DIY mogul is an exemplary case of dedication, passion and self-assurance. Lauren’s dominant voice takes charge, and as a savant with words, she showcases her songwriting capabilities with her ability to inspire and relate to the masses. Cut from the same cloth as Mac Miller and Lorde, this girl is real, and unstoppable.
Be sure to stay tuned to Lauren Sanderson’s socials for more information soon.
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