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