Jessica Vaughn – artist, songwriter, businesswoman – continues her streak of creative reinvention with “Breaking My Heart,” the new single under her moniker, LACES. This is the follow-up to “they say,” a collaboration with FLAVIA, BELLSAINT, and Amanda Brown, as well as several singles released as “JPOLND,” including the viral hit, “The End,” heard on the hit Netflix series, Bridgerton.
Vaughn was catapulted into the spotlight as Charlotte Sometimes, signed to Geffen Records as a teenager. Her debut album, Waves and the Both of Us, landed on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Heatseekers charts, VH1 named her a “You Oughta Know” artist, and she hit the road with Warped Tour. However, the relentless schedule was getting exhausting and lonely, and everything came to a head late one night after a show when she was assaulted backstage. When she told her management company, she found cynicism and cold shoulders instead of support. “They put me in limbo after that––made other plans,” Vaughn remembers. “I did some EPs, but really, I checked out for a few years. I felt like a shell of a person.” Still performing as Charlotte Sometimes, she landed a spot on Season 2 of The Voice and became a critic and fan favorite. Rolling Stone, Billboard, Marie Claire, and others championed her run and the music she released after the show, but she realized her heart was no longer in it. Relocating from the East Coast to California, she reinvented herself as LACES.
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