“Rising Star Lena Fayre’s Dark Pop Alchemy” –Nylon
“‘Colors of Leaving’ is an atmospheric, synth-heavy slow burn built on stuttering FKA twigs-esque drums and Fayre’s ethereal vocals.” – SPIN
“‘Do You Like That?’ swirls with a dark, twitchy kind sensuality that belies her years. Liquid beats and stirring strings to close it all out, but Fayre’s unerringly confident vocals are the track’s most arresting feature.” – Noisey
“A New Artist You Need To Know” – Rolling Stone
“Harmonious and dark lyricism is paired with underlying synth-pop and R&B-tinged melodies.” – Interview
“It’s clear that Lena’s style is contingent on her wearing many different musical hats. But it’s those transformative qualities that make her a force to be reckoned with.” – Teen Vogue
“There’s clearly an electric, clock-stopping quality to her voice.” – LA Weekly
“’Everybody’s In’ is a wonderful introduction. The songwriting is on point, the production is a compelling mix of electronic and organic, but it’s her voice that really shines.” – Pigeons & Planes
“[Lena Fayre is] making waves with her special brand of pop music that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a colorful yet surrealist alternate universe – especially when you couple it with her music videos injecting the melodies with a whole new dimension.” – Ladygunn
“With a haunting, dreamy vibe — think Lana Del Rey meets Warpaint —Fayre’s vocals are the kind that stick in your head long after the song has ended.” – POPULAR
“I wish I could say that she is the other woman, but in fact I am. What you see on the cover is a real Instagram photo of the real girl taken by the real boy who inspired this collection of music. She isn’t me; I will never be her. Obsession, possession, denial, heartbreak landed me in a position to write and express my way through a difficult situation. He chose her.
The songs of Is There Only One reflect my state of mind as I processed, questioned, and eventually found peace with such a visceral experience with rejection. This led me to think about the structure of relationships, possession, and how the modern romance is diluted or enhanced by social media. Sometimes the things we do in the name of lust or love forsake reason and logic. We have the most hope despite our knowledge. I had the most hope.”
Just 19-years old, Los Angeles native Lena Fayre has self-released multiple records, won several awards, and was named an ‘Artist You Need to Know’ by Rolling Stone. She loves the stage and has been performing since her early teens, regularly appearing in the LA area at Hotel Cafe, The Satellite, Echoplex, Bootleg, etc., while making her SXSW and CMJ Music Marathon debuts in 2015. She released her inaugural EP, “Lena Fayre,” in 2013, her first album, “OKO,” in 2014 and a single, “This World,” and an EP, “Is There Only One?” in 2015. To-date, Lena’s songs have already racked up 10+ million streams on Spotify and 7+ million views on YouTube. Her music has also been featured on the popular CW show, The Vampire Diaries. Lena is currently back in the studio working on more music to come out in early 2016.