Lauren Jenkins makes solid debut with No Saint

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Lauren Jenkins released her album, No Saint Friday.

Courtesy of Big Machine Records, No Saint is Jenkins’ debut into the country genre. The album is comprised of ten tracks, including her angsty first single, “Give Up The Ghost." No Saint also features co-writing credits from some of Nashville’s most famed songwriters such as Liz Rose, Ross Copperman, and Shane McAnally, according to the official press release put out by Big Machine.

Jenkins is emotionally versatile on No Saint; she’s pensive (“Running Out Of Road”), rebellious (“Payday”), unforgiving (“No Saint,” “My Bar”), and ruled by her favorite substances: whiskey and cigarettes (“Maker’s Mark and You,” “Payday,” “My Bar”). Vocally, Jenkins possesses a rasp reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, which adds another layer of grit and depth to songs like “Blood” as well as the titular “No Saint.”

In addition, Jenkins is a sharp lyricist. Her talent is particularly palpable on the album’s title track and her unwavering anger at an ex: “If there’s a cure for being pure/Again, I can’t find it anywhere/And I don’t wanna hate you/Heaven says I need to forgive you/But I ain’t no saint.” It's clear that she’s embraced the role of “fallen angel” and has given up all hope of being saved.

Jenkins shared via Instagram that she has made a short film entitled, Running Out of Road as a companion to her album.

According to Jenkins' official YouTube page, the film is set to be released on March 22.

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