Lauren Amber Aquilina（生于1995年6月23日）是英国歌手和词曲作者。她出生于布里斯托尔（Bristol），在学校学习期间通过独立发行三部曲（EP）三部曲（《傻瓜》，《罪人》和《说谎者》）而广受欢迎。她的首张专辑《不是很奇怪吗？与Island Records和Universal Music Group签约后于2016年8月26日发行。
Aquilina于1995年6月23日在布里斯托尔出生，来自马耳他的父母。她的音乐起源始于她在学校弹钢琴。她从八岁起就一直唱歌，从九岁起就一直在弹钢琴。当她13岁时，她参加了她的第一次公开麦克风比赛，并在母亲为她拍摄影片的同时演唱了Lady Gaga演唱的“ Poker Face ” 。Aquilina的经理（当时）Ryan Walter碰到了其中一个视频，两人开始互相合作，将Aquilina最初的EP Fools放在一起。
2011年12月，Aquilina上传了Brenda Russell的歌曲“ Get Here ” 的翻唱，她在家里录制该歌曲以为Meningitis Trust筹集资金。她说，她“正试图为我的善意筹集尽可能多的资金，特别是在圣诞节期间。”
2012年8月，Aquilina 通过管理标签Interlude Artists 宣布了她独立发行的首张EP Fools，该标签于2012年10月22日在iTunes上发布。仅在预订的第一周，它就跻身iTunes单曲榜前50名。为了推广她的EP，Aquilina执行在八曲集特罗姆瑟，挪威，是由一家挪威报纸注意到，谁叫Aquilina“一个伟大的，有才华的词曲作者谁弹钢琴陪她美丽的声音。” 2012年9月，阿奎丽娜（Aquilina）在她的Facebook和Twitter帐户上都宣布，她将成为2013年初的首次英国之行。
2013年8月15日宣布，阿奎丽娜（Aquilina）将在2013年雷丁音乐节（Reading＆Leeds Festival 2013）上成为英国广播公司（BBC）简介台的头条新闻。她还于2013年8月21日在曼哈顿的罗克伍德音乐厅（Rockwood Hall）播放了售罄的头条新闻，这是她在美国的首次演出。
Aquilina于2014年3月10日在傻瓜，罪人，Liars EP三部曲中发布了她的最终EP Liars。在询问了Lauren的第三个EP Liars之后，她与她的经纪人Island Records录制并销售了该唱片，Universal Music Group与Aquilina签约成为新歌手。 。
2014年6月，Aquilina与苏格兰乐队Prides合作进行了他们的曲目之一“ Strong Enough”。
Aquilina发行了首张专辑《 Ist’t It Strange？》于2016年8月26日在Island Records and Universal Music Group（Enn Kosova-Maudling）旗下。2016年10月10日，阿奎琳娜（Aquilina）在她的Twitter和Facebook帐户上宣布，她不再打算自己写音乐或表演，这难道不是很奇怪吗？将是她的最后一张专辑。
音乐评论网站“当日之声”在拉娜·德尔·雷伊（Lana Del Rey）的《生于死》（Born To Die）的封面中赞扬了阿奎丽娜的歌声：
“ [她]掩盖了这张专辑并进行了分解，并将[Del Rey]的人声带到了另一个层次。她说服了我，她的嗓音非常动人且充满情感，她可以改变许多新兴音乐人的创作方式。她只是在带麦克风和键盘的房间里，想说些什么，想像一下她在一个设备更好的实际录音棚里，这个女孩可能会成为她签约的任何唱片上的力量。这首歌和劳伦使我想起了美丽阿黛尔（Adele）。阿黛尔（Adele）的嗓音非常有力，当她在房间里时，人们都知道。劳伦（Lauren）拥有优美的嗓音和惊人的才华。
《毅力》杂志作家马克西·莫洛托夫·史密斯（Maxie Molotov-Smith）称赞了阿奎丽娜（Aquilina）的音乐方法，并将她的第三张EP 骗子（Liars）评为五分之五。赞美
“ Lauren的声音是精心制作的，受灵魂影响的钢琴流行音乐（Sara Bareilles，Chantal Kreviazuk和Regina Spektor曾广为人知的声音），让人联想起轻松的气氛，甜美的人声以及一些青少年作曲家所拥有的最明智的歌词曾经写过”。
Aquilina的YouTube频道和现场表演涵盖了许多艺术家，包括Bon Iver，Lana Del Rey和Ellie Goulding。她还认为Stereophonics，Coldplay，Red Hot Chilli Peppers和Annie Lennox是其影响力。
Lauren Amber Aquilina (born 23 June 1995) is an English singer and songwriter. Born in Bristol, she gained popularity by independently releasing a trilogy of EPs (Fools, Sinners, and Liars) whilst studying at school. Her debut album Isn’t It Strange? was released 26 August 2016 after being signed with Island Records and Universal Music Group.
In October 2016, she revealed that she would no longer continue releasing music; however, in August 2018, Aquilina announced she would be releasing a new single. The single “Psycho” received 100,000 streams in its first weekend on Spotify.
Aquilina was born on 23 June 1995 in Bristol to parents from Malta. Her musical origins began with her playing piano in school. She has been singing since she was eight years old and has been playing piano since she was nine. When she was thirteen years old she attended her first open mic event and sang “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga while her mother filmed her. Aquilina’s manager(at the time), Ryan Walter, came across one of the videos and the two began working with one another putting together Aquilina’s initial EP Fools.
“I uploaded the video to my Facebook page just as a kind of test to see what people thought and my manager [Ryan] spotted my first video within two days of uploading it even though it had less than 4 views, I was very fortunate.”
Celebrity supporters include Perez Hilton, who posted a blog entry praising Aquilina in January 2012.
In December 2011, Aquilina uploaded a cover of Brenda Russell’s song “Get Here”, which she recorded at home to raise money for the Meningitis Trust. She said that she was “trying to raise as much money as I can for a good cause, especially at Christmas time.”
In August 2012, Aquilina announced her independently released debut EP Fools through her management label Interlude Artists which was released on iTunes on 22 October 2012. It reached the Top 50 iTunes singles charts in its first week on pre-orders alone. To promote her EP, Aquilina performed an eight-song set in Tromsø, Norway, and was noticed by a Norwegian newspaper who called Aquilina “a great, talented songwriter who plays piano to accompany her beautiful voice.” In September 2012, Aquilina announced on both her Facebook and Twitter accounts that she would be headlining her very first UK tour in early 2013.
Aquilina has received significant popularity in Malta since the release of her debut EP, Fools. She has topped the Maltese iTunes chart, above Adele, and has been noted in several Maltese newspapers and websites and on Malta’s National TV channel, TVM, as of October 2012. The title track from Fools received its first UK national radio play on BBC Radio 1 on 15 October 2012 on the BBC Introducing show.
It was announced on 15 August 2013 that Aquilina would headline the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds Festival 2013. She also played her first ever show in the United States on 21 August 2013 when she played a sold-out headline show at Manhattan’s Rockwood Hall.
Aquilina released her final EP Liars in the Fools, Sinners, Liars EP trilogy on 10 March 2014. Having asked to hear Lauren’s third EP Liars, which she recorded and marketed with her manager, Island Records and Universal Music Group signed Aquilina as a new artist.
In June 2014, Aquilina collaborated with Scottish band Prides on one of their tracks, “Strong Enough”.
As of October 2014, Aquilina’s trilogy of EPs have sold over 100,000 copies between them. Aquilina also put on a mini-tour of three UK shows as a special thank you to her fans for their support. Dates included Manchester, Bristol and London where the mini-tour ended.
Aquilina’s song “Time to Say Goodbye” was featured in the season six advert for British drama Downton Abbey.
Aquilina released her debut album Isn’t It Strange? under Island Records and Universal Music Group on 26 August 2016 (Enn Kosova-Maudling). On 10 October 2016 Aquilina announced on her Twitter and Facebook accounts that she was no longer going to be writing music or performing for herself and that Isn’t It Strange? would be her last album.
Aquilina returned to music in 2018 with “Psycho”, from an EP due in 2019. In March 2019, she released a single ‘Tobacco in my Sheets’
Music reviewing website “Sound Of The Day” praised Aquilina’s vocals in her cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die”:
“[She] took this cover and exploded it, and took [Del Rey’s] vocals to another level. She has convinced me that with her very touching and emotional feel to her voice, she can change the course of many up and coming musicians. She is just in her room with a mic and keyboard, and has something to say, imagine her in an actual studio with better equipment. This girl could be a force on whatever label she signs with. The song and Lauren remind me of the beautiful Adele. Adele has a very powerful voice and people know when she is in the room. Lauren has that presence with her beautiful voice and amazing talent.”
Fortitude Magazine writer Maxie Molotov-Smith complimented Aquilina’s musical approach and rated her third EP, Liars, a five out of five star rating. Praising,
“Lauren’s sound is beautifully crafted soul-inflected Piano Pop (a sound that Sara Bareilles, Chantal Kreviazuk and Regina Spektor have been known to dabble in) that conjures lifting atmospheres, honey-sweet vocals and some of the wisest lyrics that any teenage songwriter has ever written”.
Aquilina has covered many artists on her YouTube channel and at her live performances including Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding. She also credits Stereophonics, Coldplay, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Annie Lennox as influences.
2016 – Isn’t It Strange
2020 – Ghost World
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