Lauren's love of music began while singing in church choir as a kid in Baltimore City, eventually gravitating toward the Riot-Grrrl sounds of Hole and Babes in Toyland & female-fronted electronica artists like Adult. and Peaches by the time she was a teenager. Musical endeavors were put on hold when Lauren fell in love with the theatre and decided to devote her time to acting. She acted on the east coast and in Tokyo until heading out to Los Angeles in 2011.
Lakis played around with song and lyric writing, joining a band in 2013- around the same time she began writing electro-inspired songs in her bedroom, inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Eventually, the positive response from this led to the pursuit of a solo path.