Today, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and generational talent Lauren Spencer Smith releases her latest single “Fantasy,” featuring GAYLE and Em Beihold. The energetic pop anthem showcases the Vancouver Island native’s booming vocals about overcoming a toxic relationship while GAYLE and Beihold echo the same sentiment. In the video, the three artists’ chemistry is undeniable as they embody the power of female friendship. Listen and watch “Fantasy'' available today via Island Records/Republic Records.
“When writing "Fantasy," I wanted to capture how hard toxic relationships are and that coming out of those relationships can be so powerful. GAYLE and Em instantly connected with the topic and their verses helped take the song to another level.” — Lauren Spencer Smith
“It just felt like such a Lauren Spencer Smith song. I heard this and I was like “yes bitch!” and then I was like “wait you want me and Em on this!?? My favorite human beings in one song?” Then I wrote my silly little lyrics and sang my silly little song, now I’m here, now Lauren’s here and now Em’s here.” — GAYLE
“Just from the first bar the song is so cool and the fact that she wanted us on it was the greatest honor. We’re living out our Powerpuff dream.” — Em Beihold
Lauren Spencer Smith, “the breakthrough act of 2022,” is set to have a landmark 2023. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Nanaimo in Vancouver Island, Canada, shares “Fantasy,” as she gears up to release her debut album, due this summer via Island Records/Republic Records.
To date, Lauren has surpassed 1 billion global artist streams. “Fingers Crossed” catapulted her onto the charts and has earned her RIAA Platinum Certification. She followed “Fingers Crossed,” with equally emotive pop ballads “Flowers,” and “Narcissist,” performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 2022 MTV VMAs, Dick Clark’s New Year's Rockin’ Eve, and more. “Flowers” also earned RIAA Platinum Certification. Lauren was nominated as a Best New Artist and performed at the People’s Choice Awards 2022 and Apple Music selected her as one of their “5 Breakthrough Artists Of 2022.” She has earned praise for her versatility, from both her powerhouse vocals to her detailed songwriting. When she steps up to the microphone, the Vancouver Island singer and songwriter shares the kinds of stories typically only traded by best friends long after the sun goes down. Her unfiltered feelings resonate just as loudly as her stunning vocals do, tracing life’s ups, downs, and everything in between with sharp lyrics and even sharper melodies.
GAYLE’s debut EP, a study of the human experience volume one, captures the now GRAMMY-nominated 18-year-old singer/songwriter’s most specific and vividly real emotions: the tension between longing for connection and fearing vulnerability, the risk and thrill of refusing to compromise your own needs. Released in early 2022, the project features her electrifying chart-topping smash single “abcdefu”: a triple-Platinum anthem that propelled the Nashville-based artist to over 2 billion streams globally and such milestones as a recent GRAMMY nomination for “Song Of The Year,” being named as a Billboard Music Awards finalist, receiving American Music Award and People’s Choice Award nominations for Best New Artist, and receiving 2 MTV VMA nominations. In the midst of navigating that whirlwind success, GAYLE headed back into the studio to create a study of the human experience volume two—a powerful new EP that doubles down on its predecessor’s unapologetic truth-telling, highlighted by the playfully chaotic “fmk (with blackbear).” “If my music can be a space for people to make sense of themselves, to come to terms with who they are and what they’re feeling, then that means the world to me,” says GAYLE. American Songwriter perfectly summarizes: “GAYLE’s uncensored honesty as a lyrical storyteller is what makes her music so captivating.” Praised for her magnetic live performances, GAYLE is currently opening for Taylor Swift on 15 dates of the spring 2023 stadium Taylor Swift | The Eras tour, where GAYLE kicks off her set with latest release “everybody hates me.”
ABOUT EM BEIHOLD
Via music, Em Beihold converses and connects much like your closest friend would. She isn’t afraid to be blunt, disclose her insecurities, or laugh inappropriately, yet she’s got nothing but love. It’s why she’s quietly emerged as an identifiable and inimitable platinum-certified pop songstress with north of 1 billion streams and widespread critical acclaim. She’s the girl on the red carpet with the $10 coat (who will proudly tell anyone who asks!) and who sends her hairstylist a picture of Jessica Rabbit as inspo for a late-night TV appearance (this particular instance went nuts on TikTok!). The Los Angeles native climbed into the pop culture conversation with the 2022 platinum smash “Numb Little Bug.” It has generated over 500 million global streams in addition to cracking the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 and lifting Em to #1 on the BillboardEmerging Artists Chart. She only accelerated her rise with the Egg In The Backseat EP, making her late-night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She incited the applause of The New York Times, Stereogum, Teen Vogue, V Magazine, and Variety who hailed, “Beihold is very much part of the new guard.” She lent her voice to a duet version of Stephen Sanchez’s “Until I Found You,” which exploded to the tune of over 230 million Spotify streams. Moreover, they lit up The Late Late Show with James Corden together during a smouldering performance. Jumping into the year with even more music, Em recently released “Rollercoasters Make Me Sad” to rave reviews and was asked to join Lewis Capaldi on tour. Look out for more music coming from Em out on Moon Projects/Republic Records soon.
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