Lolo (singer)

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LOLO on the It Gets Better Project Holiday Show 2014.
LOLO on the It Gets Better Project Holiday Show 2014.
Background information
Birth nameLauren Pritchard
Born (1987-12-27) December 27, 1987 (age 35)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active2002–present

Lauren Pritchard (born December 27, 1987), known professionally as Lolo (stylized as LOLO), is an American singer, songwriter and actress, best known for being featured on the single "Miss Jackson" by Panic! at the Disco and her singles "Not The Drinking", "Not Gonna Let You Walk Away" and "Shine". In 2016, she released her second album In Loving Memory of When I Gave a Shit. Pritchard mentions Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Al Green and Candi Staton as some of the influences behind her music.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee, Pritchard began writing songs when she was 14 years old.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Pritchard later settled in the United Kingdom (UK) 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.[5] Her debut album, Wasted in Jackson, written and produced with Eg White,[6] was digitally released on October 25, 2010, and debuted at No. 84 in the UK.[7] It was also scheduled for physical release in the United States on February 22, 2011.[7]

In 2013, Pritchard adopted the stage name Lolo and has since signed with DCD2 Records. "Under her given name, Pritchard was also the composer-lyricist of the new musical Songbird..."[8] She was also featured on the Panic! at the Disco song, "Miss Jackson"[9] and later re-created a sample of "Tom's Diner" by Susanne Vega for American Rock band Fall Out Boy's single "Centuries" in 2014.

In September 2016, LOLO released the full-length album In Loving Memory of When I Gave A Shit..[10] The album was produced by Jake Sinclair and was released by Atlantic Records to mostly positive reviews[11]

On November 7, 2017, Pritchard's debut feature film (Romance) In the Digital Age was released by Comedy Dynamics. The film starred Pritchard as "Ellis Tillman', an ex-emo star turned med-student and was written and directed by Jason Michael Brescia. Pritchard also composed the song "(Romance) In The Digital Age" for the film.[12]

In 2019, Pritchard was made a member of the Off-Broadway Animus Theatre Company in NYC.



Extended plays[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)[15]
  • "Heard It from a Friend" (2013)
  • "Year Round Summer of Love" (2013)[16]
  • "Gangsters" (2014)[17]
  • "Hit and Run" (2014)[18]
  • "I Don't Wanna Have to Lie" (2015)[19]
  • "Shine" (2016)[20]
  • "Not Gonna Let You Walk Away" (2016)[21]

Promotional singles[edit]

  • "The Devil's Gone to Dinner" (2016)
  • "The Courtyard" (2016)
  • "Heard It from a Friend" (2016)


Other Releases[edit]

  • "Not Gonna Let You Walk Away (Tennessee Mix)" (2016)[22]


  1. ^ Design, Stephen Clark -. "Lauren Pritchard". Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lauren Pritchard Biography" Retrieved April 10, 2011. Archived July 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Cairns, Dan (April 25, 2010). "Breaking act: Lauren Pritchard". The Times. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Rob (April 29, 2010). "First sight: Lauren Pritchard". The Guardian. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  5. ^ "Painkillers - EP by Lauren Pritchard". Apple Inc. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
  6. ^ [1] Archived October 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b "Wasted In Jackson CD". CD Universe. Archived from the original on October 26, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  8. ^ "Lauren Pritchard on Songbird, Spring Awakening, and Singing as "Lolo"". Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Tour". Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  10. ^ Beberaggi, Becca (19 September 2016). "LOLO: In Loving Memory of When I Used to Give a Shit Review". Paste Magazine.
  11. ^ Brown, Erin (23 September 2016). "OUR TAKE: LOLO SHINES IN DEBUT "IN LOVING MEMORY OF WHEN I GAVE A SH*T"". Atwood Magazine.
  12. ^ Pedersen, Erik (7 June 2017). "Comedy Dynamics Finds '(Romance) In The Digital Age'; Music Box Will Play 'Vazante'". Deadline.
  13. ^ In Loving Memory of When I Gave a Shit, 2016-09-09, retrieved 2017-03-06
  14. ^ "In Loving Memory of When I Gave a S**t by LOLO on Apple Music". iTunes. 9 September 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  15. ^ Weapon For Saturday, 2013-01-01, retrieved 2017-03-06
  16. ^ Year Round Summer Of Love, 2013-01-01, retrieved 2017-03-06
  17. ^ Gangsters, 2014-01-01, retrieved 2017-03-06
  18. ^ Hit and Run, 2014-08-12, retrieved 2017-03-06
  19. ^ I Don't Wanna Have to Lie, 2015-07-17, retrieved 2017-03-06
  20. ^ Shine, 2016-07-07, retrieved 2017-03-06
  21. ^ Not Gonna Let You Walk Away, 2016-07-07, retrieved 2017-03-06
  22. ^ Not Gonna Let You Walk Away - Tennessee Mix, 2016-11-04, retrieved 2017-03-06

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