After hearing the Berkshire based singer/songwriter on BBC Radio Ones Introducing I almost immediately had to look her song and EP "Fools" up on Spotify to have a listen. A lot of great acts come up through BBCR1 introducing but very few sound so complete and as finished as Lauren Aquilina.
Lauren made her name the way that so many pop stars are now doing on YouTube performing covers and originals on the social networking site developing a strong fan base and eventually getting some recognition.
Still only a 17 year old school girl Lauren is juggling her time between school work and sold out shows of which I haven't got a ticket :( and has her career being handled by some of the best people and companies in the business. Her music itself is a great blend of influences from the XX to Ellie Goulding and it seems that "Fools" is a great start to Lauren finding her niche and making her mark in the pop world.
I'm genuinely excited about watching Lauren's career blossom. Despite her age she has a very confident EP with a sound that seems to represent her songwriting style perfectly. A lot of songwriters and Artists who get noticed at a young age are pushed into different styles and sounds and are produced into perfectly manicured and manufactured pop stars but Lauren has managed to get this far without compromising on her integrity and most of all, from her twitter account it seems like she is having a lot of fun with it too.