LAUREN PRITCHARD

Home-spun songstrell Lauren is from way out in Tennessee started writing music when she was just fourteen and got her first big break with a signing to Sony in 2008. We love her voice and her sing-along lyrics and caught up with her for a chat about her favourite things.

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What's your proudest moment to date?

Hmmm… Finishing my first album. I can't believe it finally happened!

What are your plans for the rest of the summer?

This is my first summer attending festivals and it's been a blast! I've got Latitude in Suffolk left to play at and I'm so looking forward to it. Also, trying to get some sun and having some friends visit me in the UK, which is oh-so nice!

If you had to name a few, who would you say were your biggest influences?

Billy Joel, Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, MGMT, Tears for Fears, Led Zeppelin.

Where do you find inspiration?

You can find inspiration in almost anything.

Sum up your style in three words…

High-waisted, country!

What's your favourite song?

Oh boy, I dunno. There are so many songs I love. One of my favourites is Don't Let It Bring You Down by the best-of-the-best, Neil Young (another one of my biggest influences).

What's your SS10 must-have wardrobe staple?

Either my white converse, or my lace bodies from Topshop.

What was the last thing you bought from Topshop?

A wicked pair of brown leather clogs and some lacy socks. I love you Topshop!

What's better, cake or sweeties?

Cake.

Where's the best place in the world?

It would have to be my Mema & Grandaddy's backyard in Tennessee.

And your favourite London hotspots?

The Anglesea, Camden Market, Indian Zing in Hammersmith, Fait Maison Cafés, The Enterprise, The Electric Cinema (and bar).

Your absolute favourite food?

PEANUT BUTTER.

And finally, complete this sentence: The very best feeling in the world is…

Happiness!