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
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.
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?