"There are few people with such a lovely presence as hers… As an import to Nashville from Ohio, she grew up in the beautiful surroundings of her family and living life outside. Her classical training, forced piano lessons, and inspiration from her favorites like Patty Griffin and Joni Mitchell, have made her an incredibly talented, well-rounded musician and songwriter.”
-The Maker’s Post
"My music palette is tie-dyed with wonderful splats of color from different genre influences," she says. "As a kid, when my senses were a sponge, I lapped it all up."
Raised in the woods of Ohio, Lindsay Latimer grew up in a household well-versed in the performing arts. With her mom a freelance oil painter and art teacher, and her dad a past musical theater buff and multi-instrumentalist, creativity and ingenuity came freely at home. "My first years of performing was actually for ballet. I did that first and then fell into voice lessons," she says. "I loved the momentum behind each ballet. The ingredients of emotion. The music." From elementary school, Lindsay began reciting poems in regional speech meets, being recommended for creative writing classes in school, and starring in her school musical productions. From ages five-fourteen, she attended an assemblage of weekly dance and voice performance classes, with summer enrollments in theater camps at the nationally ranked and internationally acclaimed 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 classical voice performance.
She trained at Cincinnati Music Academy with voice instructor, Paul McCready, whose seven years of instruction helped her land coveted roles in musical productions. In 2009, she was awarded 'Best Female Actress In A Musical' for her role in Sondheim's Into The Woods. Her high school summers were filled with vocal and songwriting intensives at premier music colleges such as The Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, as well as band tours with her high school's Electric Jazz Orchestra, in which she was the female jazz vocalist. Receiving interest from different 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.
Now nestled in the indie pop genre, Lindsay is creating the sort of music she says is the most "Lindsay-est." Her debut EP in 2015, Grow Wild, was overseen by Grammy award winning engineer Chris Latham (John Oates, Brad Paisley), which included solo compositions and songs penned with Ben Shive and Tommy Kratzert. Her sophomore record, Teenage Lullaby, which released fall of 2017, drew attention from Huffington Post, PopMatters, Vents Magazine, Echoes, La Femme Collective, Nashville Lifestyles, and more. Lindsay said she believes "creating certain songs on that record added years to [her] life. [She] left the studio exhausted from being so honest." 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 60,000 streams on Spotify. Teenage Lullaby has reached to over twenty independent and college radio stations in USA/Canada, including "Prom Queens" and "I Blame You" being played on programs under National Public Radio. 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 classical music – landing in a fresh sound of her own.
"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. I would love for it to be a big blanket they can wrap themselves in."