Bristol-born vocalist and songwriter Lauren Aquilina found her start with honest songwriting, piano-led ballads and a loyal fanbase who stuck with her through a trilogy of formative EPs. First supported by BBC Introducing, The Line Of Best Fit, PopJustice, The Independent, among other tastemakers – this chapter of her career saw her hand-picked by Taylor Swift as an opener for the 1989 tour and culminated in the release of her debut album ‘Isn’t It Strange’ through Island Records in 2016.
Following the release of the album and an open struggle with depression, Aquilina decided to put her career as an artist to one side, and focus on life as a songwriter. During her first year of writing for others, she co-wrote rising star Fletcher’s single “I Believe You” which was inspired by her own #MeToo experiences and has since been working alongside more of pop’s hottest names. From Little Mix to Ava Max through to BloodPop and Rina Sawayama, most recently Lauren worked with Demi Lovato on three tracks for her Dancing with the Devil.. album, co-producing two of those.
Lauren returned as an artist in 2018 with the evolved sound of comeback singles ‘Psycho’ and ‘If Looks Could Kill’ – leading to sold-out shows across the UK, as well as supporting cult favourites MUNA in London and touring the US with fellow sad song connoisseur Sasha Sloan in 2019. Lauren was not only back but she was better than ever. In 2020, Lauren went one step further sharing her first body of work in four years. The much-loved Ghost World EP was inspired by stories of loss, heartbreak and personal growth and features standout tracks “Latest Ghost” and “Best Friend”. Having already teased the start of a new era, with nods to ‘00s alternative pop, empowering revenge anthem “The Knife” is just the first track set to introduce Lauren to new fans worldwide.