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Lauren Waaktaar-Savoy (born 17 April 1968) is an American musician, composer, director and photographer. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 1995, she has played with husband Paul Waaktaar-Savoy and drummer Frode Unneland in the group Savoy. Savoy has won the Spellemannprisen award for Best Pop Band twice (1999, 2001), and has been nominated three times.
Waaktaar-Savoy met her husband when he played with a-ha in the 1980s, and after being a couple for ten years, they were married in 1991. In 1999 they had a son together, named True August Waaktaar-Savoy.
The a-ha song "Angel In The Snow" was written for Lauren Savoy by Paul Savoy and he played it to her on their wedding day. He was too shy to make a speech so he wrote a song instead. Savoy has not released an album since 2007.
Discography with Savoy
- Mary is Coming (1996)
- Lackluster Me (1997)
- Mountains of Time (1999)
- Reasons To Stay Indoors (2001)
- Savoy (2004)
- Savoy Songbook vol. 1 (2007)
Savoy appeared on the a-ha track "You'll Never Get Over Me" from the album Minor Earth Major Sky, providing backing vocals. She also has several co-writing credits on a-ha songs, including "Sycamore Leaves" and "The Sun Never Shone That Day".
Savoy has made a name for herself as a director of music videos. Among her videos are:
- a-ha "The Sun Always Shines On TV" [Version 2]
- a-ha "Did Anyone Approach You?"
- a-ha "Early Morning"
- a-ha "I Call Your Name"
- a-ha "There's Never A Forever Thing"
- Savoy "Velvet"
- Savoy "Rain"
- Savoy "Star"
- Savoy "Grind You Down"
- Savoy "Empty Of Feeling"
- The September When "Cries Like A Baby"
- Flava To Da Bone "Even If The Rain"
- Flava To Da Bone "Take A Little Time"
- Diva "The Sun Always Shines On TV" (Version 1)
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