Kareen Lomax (ASCAP)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2022

Kareen Lomax comes from humble beginnings working six days a week as a dog groomer in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.  Whenever she had free time - in between shifts, long family car trips, etc - Kareen would write her life experiences in song form as she found it to be the most authentic way to articulate what she was feeling at any given moment.  That vulnerability, coupled with Kareen’s unique androgynous vocal tone; soon caught the attention of one of the world’s most famous Producers, Diplo.  It was time to trade in the dog grooming shears for a full-time pursuit of a music career.

Diplo and Kareen quickly formed a bond and it led to making three songs on Diplo's latest album including “Looking For Me”, a platinum certified song that she wrote and featured on with Diplo and UK Producer, Paul Woolford.  “Looking For Me” became a Top 5 record on the UK Charts, Number 1 on the UK Shazam chart, and Number 1 on the US Dance Airplay chart.  Kareen has gone on to release a 7 song EP of her own entitled, “Hard Feelings” and has written for the likes of Maroon 5, Syd, PRETTYMUCH, Leon Bridges, Kavinsky, and more.

Kareen is currently writing her debut album that is set to release in 2022.