With her buttery vocals and captivating hooks, Lindsay tells stories of nostalgia, growing up, and relationships, while she gracefully skims the surfaces of pop, electronic, jazz, and rock music – landing in a fresh sound of her own.
"My first time really performing was for ballet. I did that as a kid and then immediately fell into voice lessons," she says. "I loved the momentum behind each ballet. The ingredients of emotion. The source of the chills—the music." From ages five to fourteen, she attended an assemblage of weekly dance and voice performance classes, with summer enrollments in theater camps at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Throughout her high school years, she continued to sharpen her skills, focusing more specifically on musical theater and voice performance.
As a teenager, she trained privately for seven years with cincinnati music academy and played roles such as peggy saywer in 42nd street, millie in thoroughly modern millie, and baker's wife in into the woods, two of which she received nominations for ‘best female vocalist in a musical' through cincinnati cappies awards. She was awarded 'best female actress in a musical' for her role in sondheim's into the woods. Her high school summers she filled with vocal intensives through the boston conservatory and depauw university, songwriting classes through berklee college of music, and band tours as the female jazz vocalist for her high school's electric jazz orchestra. Receiving scholarships from several conservatories and music programs across the country, she chose to continue her music aspirations in nashville at belmont and lipscomb universities, studying voice performance by day and chasing a music career by night.
Her debut ep in 2015, Grow Wild, was overseen by grammy award winning engineer chris latham (guy clark, brad paisley). Her 2017 ep, Teenage Lullaby, drew attention from huffington post, npr, popmatters, and more. produced by jeremy lutito (ingrid michaelson, ben rector, leagues), Teenage Lullaby is a 5-track ep that rotates between dreamy and nostalgic to palpable and raw, and features a wide range of instruments from piano, electric bass, violin, viola, to cello. "I think creating this record added years to my life. I left the studio feeling exhausted from being honest," she says. "As I sang vocals on 'Prom Queens,' I was looking at photos of myself back in high school—reliving the highs and lows of that emotionally-fragile time. Music is a wonderful terrain for vulnerability. There's a lot to hide behind."
Now nestled in the indie pop genre, lindsay is creating the sort of music she says is the most "lindsay-est." The single "Prom Queens" which dives deep into the insecurities and facades of high school, was added to no country for new nashville's spotify playlist after its release, is currently being played in starbucks stores worldwide, and has reached more than 145k streams on spotify. Teenage Lullaby has been spun on over fifty independent and college radio stations in USA/Canada, including "Prom Queens" and "I Blame You" being played on programs under National Public Radio.
"I sat on my roof a lot at night growing up, thinking and dreaming," Lindsay, commenting on the record's context. "Strangely enough, that’s where my mind goes when I share these songs. On the roof in the dark, I could be honest. It felt mysterious, yet accessible—right outside my window. I hope this record can provide that for listeners, sparking moments of wonder and mystery, while infusing perseverance to press on in the unknown. I would love for it to be a big blanket they can wrap themselves in."