Lauren Hulbert has released her EP, Superbloom! The EP sonically reflects the range of emotions that occur through a variety of relationships and life experiences. The emotions range from hopeful sweetness, grief and longing, unbridled freedom, and restrained rage.
The single, “Gone in One” exudes strength, resilience and vulnerability found both in both the midst and aftermath of an unhealthy relationship. Gritty determination permeates while a seamless instrumental tug of war introduces the reflexive moving forward and feeling pulled back.
The second single off the EP, “Honeydew” represents the other range of emotion with the light-hearted, sweet melodic journey expressing the joy and magic of opening up to pure love. Twinkling synths draw the imagination into full bloom while jingle bells shower the listener into euphoria.
Superbloom was inspired not only by the sound of the EP itself, but also by Hulbert blooming back to life; following a dangerous foot injury while on a surf trip in Indonesia, she was practically immobile for six months and it was unclear if she’d ever be able to walk again.
While the music for this EP didn’t come from the injury, it was a very dark time for her – life, as she knew it, had ended, and her artistic momentum was devastatingly quelled. Fortunately, over a year later, she has healed and credits the experience as terrifying but ultimately beneficial – one that allowed her to reassess her life, align with what’s important and has made her all the more grateful for health and opportunity – and to be performing and sharing her music again.
Superbloom Track Listing
- Gone in One
- Calling Out to You