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3×3: Lauren Ruth Ward on Mirah, Myers, and Moving

Jan 26, 2017

Artist: Lauren Ruth Ward
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Latest Album: Lauren Ruth Ward
Personal Nicknames: Family calls me Bug. Band called me Mom.

What song do you wish you had written?

Courtney Barnett — “Pedestrian at Best”

Who would be in your dream songwriter round?

John Lennon, Elliott Smith, and Mirah

If the After-Life exists, what song will be playing when you arrive?

“Build Me Up” — The Foundations


Famous people.  @zsssss

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How often do you do laundry?

When I run out of underwear.

What was the last movie that you really loved?

I’m so bad with watching movies. I’ve become obsessed with a 37-minute documentary about Vali Myers on YouTube. She. Is. Everything.

If you could re-live one year of your life, which would it be and why?

This past year, I learned about myself musically: what kind of music I want to write, who I want to write it with, and how to harness and share that power. I moved to L.A. in 2015. I was lost in a beautiful way. I was on to something, but so much of my life I had changed, it was hard to know exactly what I was “on to.” 2016 made sense of my confusion.


We got buttons thanks to @bummerpopsicle. Bout to try out this IG live. Stay tuned.

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What’s your favorite culinary spice?

So many … curry, old bay, cinnamon, cayenne, and truffle salt (not a spice but the best).

Morning person or night owl?


Mustard or mayo?


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