Artist: Lauren Shera
Hometown: Monterey, CA by way of Nashville, TN
Song: "The Crashing Sea"
Album: Gold and Rust
In Their Words: "'The Crashing Sea' is an imagined song about the mix of feelings one may get when returning home after many years … nostalgia and déjà vu and that feeling in your bones when you know a place so well, but at the same time it makes you feel trapped. In the video, we picked up from there, so I'm leaving it all and watching it fade away. While the song was written to be dream-like, I like that the video went in a more literal direction. It's a simple story of inner conflict and escape, and searching for the meaning in all of that emotion." — Lauren Shera
Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen