Wait. Think. Fast.
Producer and multi instrumentalist Matthew Beighley and Jacqueline Santillan Beighley, are the creative minds behind Wait. Think. Fast.. Tom King joins them on drums. Their music is cinematic and lush with songs both in English and Spanish. Listeners may have heard song placements on shows like Burden of Truth, Quantico, Gossip Girl, and Grey’s Anatomy, to name a few.
“Life happens,” said the singer when asked about the seven-year gap between Luces del Sur and Dale Tiempo, their full-length record, released October 20th, 2017. But there’s an interesting twist: their mature, elegant, and exquisitely-crafted sophomore LP left behind their old band setup.
Now performing as a 3 piece Wait. Think. Fast. brings you songs of love, loss, family and the never ending search for the light.
A child of Baltimore, Lauren grew to embrace the fatalistic spirit of the city with an ever-present & fearless approach to her work & art. The hand-crafted rawness of her sound bellows deep & true, unscathed by the prevailing winds of today's polite rock. Lauren's persistence & growth in the Los Angeles scene can be attributed to her previous bands Hobart W Fink (vocals), Slow Coda (vocals & keys) , & LA Nova (vocals, keys, bass, programming). She's performed in such LA staples as The Echo, The Satellite, & The Mint; as well as Echo Park Rising & Make Music Pasadena.
Most recently, Lauren mounted a solo-performance in a 2017 SXSW showcase in Austin, TX. Her track "Lead Us On" has been featured on Volume 42 of the M:M Music Makers Compilation album. She is currently playing shows locally in LA with her full band.
FEROCIOUS, her first full-length solo album, is a product of passion & experience folded with a recent personal tragedy. In collaboration with her Producer-Engineer Billy Burke, Lauren explores the full spectrum of the grieving process against a backdrop of shoe-gaze inspired guitars, haunting synth swells, deep-driving beats, & lyrics imparted with true candor. All instrumentals were written & performed by Lauren with the exception of AJ Brown on drums & additional guitars by Chris Garcia & Alex Stills. Mixing tasked to the talented Chris Kasitch (Adele [Grammy-winning], Phantogram, Cee Lo Green). Artwork by Alyssa Burke.