Lauren Auder Shares New Single, “Animal”

Singer/songwriter Lauren Auder has released her epic and exhilarating new single “Animal” via True Panther and Harvest Records. Made with up-and-coming producer mmph, “Animal” showcases the lavishly inventive sound and commanding vocal presence that have made Auder one of 2020’s most exciting breakout artists.

Although it unfolds with a powerful splendor, “Animal” first began as an a cappella voice memo saved on Auder’s phone, its lyrics both self-effacing and defiant. In her collaboration with mmph (a classically trained musician known for his orchestration work on David Byrne’s American Utopia), Auder transformed her raw outpouring into a piano-driven ballad that perfectly spotlights her kaleidoscopic sensibilities. To that end, “Animal” mines inspiration from the moody volatility of seminal industrial acts like Current 93 while also revealing the more timeless elements of her musicality (“I’m a sucker for a classic piano song,” she points out).

“Animal” serves as the follow-up to Auder’s recent single “Quiet,” a stormy and spellbinding track that premiered in early October, hailed by Idolator as a “deceptively majestic love song.” The track was written by Auder and produced by Danny L Harle (Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, Superfruit).

Originally from Albi (a town in Southwestern France), Auder creates emotionally potent and transportive pop music inspired by everything from hip-hop to post-rock to classical. With a sound akin to Scott Walker singing Lorde songs, Auder’s distinct aesthetic was first glimpsed on her critically lauded 2018 debut EP Who Carry’s You. Released in March 2020, her sophomore EP two caves in delivered the widely adored singles “june 14th” and “meek,” two tracks centered on Auder’s intricate lyricism and mesmerizing vocals. With her live experience including international tours with Christine and the Queens and Amen Dunes, Auder has also emerged as a captivating new presence in the fashion world, working for the likes of Gucci and being tapped as the face for Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Celine in 2018.

Listen to “Animal” above, and stay tuned for more from Lauren Auder coming soon.