Lauren Pritchard (singer)

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Lauren Pritchard
Also known as Lolo
Born (1987-12-27) December 27, 1987 (age 26)
Jackson, Tennessee
Genres Soul, alternative
Occupations Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 2005–present
Labels Universal/Island
Website www.laurenpritchard.com

Lauren Pritchard (born December 27, 1987), also known by her stage name Lolo, is an American soul singer, songwriter and actress.

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee, Pritchard began writing songs when she was 14 years old.[1] She then moved to Los Angeles at 16, where she lived with Lisa Marie Presley and tried to make it as a singer in a reggae band.[2] She eventually succeeded as a musical actress, by originating and playing the role of the 15-year-old runaway "Ilse" in the hit Broadway show Spring Awakening for two years.[3]

Pritchard later settled in the United Kingdom, and signed with Universal/Island Records. In August 2010 she released the single "Painkillers", and the song was also released in a remix with rapper Talib Kweli.[4] Her debut album, Wasted in Jackson, written and produced with Eg White,[5] was digitally released on October 25, 2010 and debuted at #84 in the UK.[6] It was also scheduled for physical release in the US on February 22, 2011.[6] Pritchard mentions Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Al Green and Candi Staton as some of the influences behind her music.[7]

In 2013, Pritchard adopted the stage name Lolo, released the song "Weapon for Saturday", and was featured on Panic! at the Disco's single "Miss Jackson".

Discography[edit]

Albums:

Singles:

  • "When the Night Kills the Day" (2010)
  • "Painkillers" (2010)
  • "Not the Drinking" (2010)
  • "Stuck" (2011)
  • "Weapon for Saturday" (2013)
  • "Heard It from a Friend" (2013)
  • "Year Round Summer of Love" (2013)
  • "Gangsters" (2014)
  • "Hit And Run" (2014)

Featured:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauren Pritchard Biography"[dead link] Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  2. ^ Cairns, Dan (25 April 2010). "Breaking act: Lauren Pritchard". The Times. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Rob (29 April 2010). "First sight: Lauren Pritchard". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Painkillers - EP by Lauren Pritchard". Apple Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Wasted In Jackson CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 26 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Lauren Pritchard interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' February 2011