I saw in some magazine a comparison between Adele and Lauren Pritchard, which tweaked my interest up enough to find some of her music. And I'm glad I did.
Lauren Pritchard (born December 27, 1987) is an American soul singer, songwriter and actress, currently based in London, England.
Born and raised in Jackson, Tennessee, Pritchard 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. She eventually succeeded as a musical actress, playing the 15-year-old runaway "Ilse" on the Broadway show Spring Awakening for two years.
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. Her debut album, Wasted In Jackson, written and produced with Eg White was digitally released on October 25, 2010 and debuted at #84 in the UK. It is also scheduled for physical release in the US on February 22, 2011. Pritchard mentions Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, Al Green and Candi Staton as some of the influences behind her music.
Lauren Pritchard releases her new single 'Stuck' in the UK on February 28th. Starring alongside Lauren is rising British actor Michael Socha. You may recognise him from his roles in This is England , the TV series This is England '86 and the brand new BBC3 series 'Being Human'.
'Stuck' is taken form Lauren's debut album Wasted In Jackson.
Brilliant cover of TLC in the Live Cupboard on the First Break Show
Not The Drinking
Music video by Lauren Pritchard performing Not The Drinking. (C) 2009 Spilt Milk Records Limited Under exclusive license to Universal-Island Records Ltd.