Lauren Duski Throws Fear Out the Window and Rips the Mask Off in Her Powerful New Single


Lauren Duski cuts deep on her debut single, “Costume Party,” which was finally released Wednesday, July 11th. The talented singer-songwriter bares all on her first single since coming in as runner-up on Season 12 of The Voice, shining an unfiltered light on what self-doubt and insecurities really look like.

Written from a place of complete vulnerability, Duski’s raw and emotional debut removes the mask many of us hide behind for fear of how others will judge us, and instead poses one simple question – “Why’s it so damn hard not to give a damn?” It’s an issue that more people struggle with than will care to admit, and Duski faces it head on in just three minutes. Her relatable lyrics and passionate vocals take the song to a level most artists struggle to reach, no matter how many years they’ve been at it.

“I wrote this for anyone who’s struggling to be themselves.” the singer said in a tweet about “Costume Party.”

With its blatant honesty and inspiring message, “Costume Party” is nothing short of amazing. It’s the kind of song that doesn’t just deserve the attention, but it’s exactly what the music industry and not just country radio needs to hear.


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Chicago native and Saint Xavier University alum (class of 2007), Amanda Walsh is an aspiring journalist with a strong passion for music and longtime love of writing. While in college, she spent her time volunteering as a radio DJ, working as the station’s Music Director, and serving as a regular contributing writer for the campus newspaper where she combined her love for music and writing. Between attending multiple concerts a month all over the city, interviewing various bands both in and out of the studio, and introducing her friends and show listeners to new artists (both local and national acts), it was during this time that Amanda really discovered her niche. Whether listening alone with her headphones or experiencing it live in person, music has always been Amanda’s safe haven and more like a religion, with concerts feeling more like going to church. Today the number of artist interviews under her belt continues to grow, as she strives to break new and up and coming artists before other outlets. She also continues to attend as many concerts as her bank account will allow. Her musical tastes range from “OMG you have to hear this” to “please don’t judge me,” and she is the person you want on your team in music trivia. She is also an avid enthusiast of the paranormal and anything in the realm of horror or the creepy and unnerving. With that said, she loves Halloween more than a normal person probably should and has a fascination with cemeteries. Aside from music and concerts, Amanda also enjoys reading, shopping and epic adventures. She's a sucker for a good mystery and anything acoustic. When she was a kid she wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. At the end of the day, if she had to describe herself with a song lyric it would be this – “I’m somewhere in between what is real and just a dream.”
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