Lauren Alaina Drops Two New Songs From ‘Unlocked’ EP [LISTEN]

As promised, Lauren Alaina has just revealed two new songs from her upcoming Unlocked EP. The American Idol alum dropped both “A Walk In The Bar” and “Hangovers,” ahead of next week’s release of the record.

Alaina wrote “A Walk In The Bar,” with Casey Brown, Lydia Vaughan and Parker Welling.

“Hangovers” was written by John Byron, Greylan James, Josh Osborne and Matt Roy. Both songs are part of Alaina’s first project on Big Loud Records, after announcing last year that she had left her longtime label, Mercury Records.

“It’s been 13 years since we first met, and until a couple of years ago, I don’t know that I ever slowed down for more than a day or two at a time,” Alaina says when announcing the project. “I spent more time with the people that matter most to me – my family, my fiancé, my friends – during that period than I had in years.

“This music comes from my heart and my hometown,” she continues. “I am who I am because of where and who I come from, and I’m more me today than I’ve ever been. I can’t wait to unlock this next chapter with you.”

In a video announcing the project, the 28-year-old shared why Unlocked was the most personal project she has ever released.

“I want you to know me,” Alaina says. “I have a million different nicknames. I’ve worn a lot of different hats, been a lot of things to a lot of people. Truth is, I’ve always just been Lauren. The girl that grew up in a tiny house in Rossville, Georgia, 28 years ago. The person my big brother calls ‘sister,’ even today. The aunt my nieces and nephews call ‘Lala’ when I run to scoop them up off their front porch in my hometown. The girl you met 13 years ago on a TV show, and the woman you’re seeing today. A singer, songwriter, author, actress, dancer, sister, fiancée, daughter, friend.

“I want you to know me,” she adds. “And the truth is, it took me a long time to get to know me, too. Let’s start where we always have before. My name is Lauren, and my new EP, Unlocked, comes out next week.”

Unlocked includes a collaboration with Lainey Wilson, which also features Luke Bryan as one of the writers. plus a song co-written by  Cole Swindell. Unlocked will be out on June 9. {Pe-save the record here. Find music and tour updates at