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One to watch: Lauren Auder

Striking looks, a spellbinding blend of pop and avant-garde, sublime songwriting. What’s not to like?

Although pop auteur Lauren Auder doesn’t release her debut album until next month, she has been putting out spellbinding music since late 2017, across a series of singles and three well received EPs, as well as collaborations with the likes of Slowthai and Caroline Polachek.

Born in Watford to music journalist parents, she spent much of her childhood in small-town France, before finding inspiration from a thriving London hip-hop scene and relocating to Britain. Issues surrounding gender inform much of her work, either explicitly or implicitly. “A lot of my work… relates to my experience as a trans person,” she told the London Evening Standard. “I think that the work I’m doing… is kind of coming to terms with how it feels to be in a society that is not accepting, specifically of me.”

The album The Infinite Spine is released on 21 July on True Panther

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