Lauren Savoy

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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.[1] 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[edit]

  • Mary is Coming (1996)
  • Lackluster Me (1997)
  • Mountains of Time (1999)
  • Reasons To Stay Indoors (2001)
  • Savoy (2004)
  • Savoy Songbook vol. 1 (2007)

Other appearances[edit]

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)
  • Saybia


  1. ^ George-Warren, Holly; Romanowski, Patricia; Bashe, Patricia Romanowski; Jon Pareles (2001-10-30). The Rolling stone encyclopedia of rock & roll. Fireside. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7432-0120-9. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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