Bristol born Lauren Aquilina kicked off her career in 2012 at just 17 years old. The independently-released concept trilogy of EPs were mostly written in her bedroom but went on to have unprecedented success, garnering her a ruthlessly loyal fanbase who relished the honest lyrics and ambient, dreamy vocals.
This led the British-Maltese singer to be signed to Island/Republic Records and hand-picked by Taylor Swift as an opener for the 1989 tour London date. Aquilina's full length debut 'Isn't It Strange?' was released in 2016.
However, imminently after the album's release, the singer posted a statement online explaining that 'the cons now outweighed the pros' for being an artist and that she would no longer be writing songs for herself, but for other artists instead. The next two years were spent building herself a solid reputation in the pop-writing world, penning for artists such as FLETCHER, Rina Sawayama, and Olivia O'Brien, until in September of 2018, Aquilina announced her return to music with angsty pop delight 'Psycho'.
The Alanis-influenced single racked up 100,000 Spotify streams in it's first 3 days of release, and a comeback show at London's Camden Assembly sold out in under 60 seconds. It was clear that Lauren's fanbase hadn't gone anywhere, and Psycho was followed up by the fiesty 'If Looks Could Kill' and the raw and vulnerable 'Tobacco In My Sheets' in early 2019, along with the news of Lauren's first US tour opening for Sasha Sloan.