You might remember Lauren Pritchard from the Tony-award-winning musical, Spring Awakening, where she originated the role of Isle (recognize her co-star from the show?). She left the show in 2008 to pursue her dream of being a singer: “Spring Awakening was the opportunity of a lifetime, something that changed me and my life for the better, but I always knew that I wanted to move on to doing what I’m doing now.”
For the last year, the 22-year-old has been living in London: “I originally came across the pond just to do some writing, but that turned into writing a record, which turned into making one and then it was signed to Island Records.” Her EP The Jackson Sessions drops May 3rd, so seriously — check it out, because this lady’s got an amazing voice.
IHD: What inspired the songs on your album?
LP: A few things… A long relationship and a terrible break up. Missing my family and a longing to be nearer to them. Sorting myself out. New relationships. Deaths of two family members and a few close friends. Seeing my friends and family going through ups and downs and my own ups and downs. It’s a very honest record about actual moments in time.