Lauren's devastatingly beautiful art-pop with themes of christianity and poetry with an innocent and modern take
WhenTue. 17 Mar, 2020
In the immersive musical universe of Lauren Auder the incomprehensible is communicated with an apt sense of grandeur.
London-based Lauren Auder is a 21 year old singer who’s baroquely orchestrated pop songs implore a Classical lens to contemporary themes of millennial discontent via Christian allegory and pagan symbolism. Growing up in Albi, a Southwestern French town built around the Gothic Cathedral of Saint Cecilia, Lauren found community online, becoming involved with a vibrant underground community of rappers and noise musicians that included a teenage slowthai, Oklou and Lord Pusswhip. Honing an early musical craft, Lauren began lending experimental beats and spectral vocals to songs by artists such as Jeshi and slowthai. The resultant interpretations of hip-hop, post-rock and noise gave rise to the expansive sonic palette of Lauren’s debut EP Who Carry’s You, a deeply intimate, classically endowed five track suite that owes equally to Scott Walker, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and DJ Shadow. Lauren has toured internationally with Christine & The Queens and Amen Dunes. Additionally, Lauren has modeled for Gucci and was the face for Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Celine in 2018.