Lolo (singer)

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LoLo on the It Gets Better Project Holiday Show 2014.
Background information
Birth name Lauren Pritchard
Born (1987-12-27) December 27, 1987 (age 28)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active 2002-present
Labels
Website weaponforsaturday.com

Lauren Pritchard (born December 27, 1987), known professionally as Lolo (stylized as LOLO), is an American 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 No. 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 and has since signed with DCD2 Records. "Under her given name, Pritchard is also the composer-lyricist of the new musical Songbird..."[8]

In 2013 she began opening for the alternative band Panic! at the Disco.[citation needed] She still opens for live concerts and tours with the band.[citation needed] She was also featured on the Panic! at the Disco song, "Miss Jackson".[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Wasted in Jackson (2010) (as Lauren Pritchard)
  • In Loving Memory of When I Gave a S**t (2016)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Comeback Queen EP (2015)[10]

Singles[edit]

  • "When the Night Kills the Day" (2010) (as Lauren Pritchard)
  • "Painkillers" (2010) (as Lauren Pritchard)
  • "Not the Drinking" (2010) (as Lauren Pritchard)
  • "Stuck" (2011) (as Lauren Pritchard)
  • "Weapon for Saturday" (2013)
  • "Heard It from a Friend" (2013)
  • "Year Round Summer of Love" (2013)
  • "Gangsters" (2014)
  • "Hit and Run" (2014)
  • "I Don’t Wanna Have to Lie" (2015)

Features[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauren Pritchard Biography" Retrieved April 10, 2011. Archived July 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Cairns, Dan (April 25, 2010). "Breaking act: Lauren Pritchard". The Times. Retrieved August 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Rob (April 29, 2010). "First sight: Lauren Pritchard". The Guardian. Retrieved August 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Painkillers - EP by Lauren Pritchard". Apple Inc. Retrieved August 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived October 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ a b "Wasted In Jackson CD". CD Universe. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ Design, Stephen Clark -. "Lauren Pritchard:". Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Lauren Pritchard on Songbird, Spring Awakening, and Singing as "Lolo"". Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Tour". Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ Nathan (July 16, 2015). "LOLO "Comeback Queen EP" - Available on iTunes!". Retrieved July 22, 2016. 

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