Hot Video Alert: Lauren Pritchard - Not The Drinking
Lauren Pritchard is one TALENTED young lady. At only 22 years old, this Tennessee-born singer/songwriter has been making SERIOUS waves over in the UK, where she is focusing all of her promotional efforts for the time being. While I wish she'd give her homeland some love, I've been assured via Twitter that she will in fact be back here at some point. Hey...if the UK is embracing her I'm all for it. Considering how many talented artists from across the pond we have on loan it's only fair that we share some of our amazing talent, right? "Not The Drinking" is the follow up to Pritchard's last single "Painkillers," which was a considerably more melancholy affair. "Not The Drinking" may start off a little slow but about 30 seconds or so in Pritchard gets her groove on, changing the pace and the tone for the entire song. Pritchard's voice is near perfection. A little bit Adele, a little bit Duffy, a little bit Joss Stone. She's got an AMAZING talent that really turns this soulful little ditty into something special. "Not The Drinking" is taken off of Pritchard's debut album Wasted In Jackson (via Spilt Milk/Island Records), due October 25th and is accompanied by a fun'n'sassy video (complete with choreography!) directed by Wendy Morgan. Check it out below:
In addition to releasing her new single and album, Lauren Pritchard will be taking part in a new live initiative put on by Island Records called 'Island Life.' The inaugural Island Life UK tour brings together Pritchard, alongside Zimbabwe-born singer Tinashé, Welsh singer/songwriter Pete Lawrie and Celtic singer Pearl & The Puppets. Make sure you check out this AWESOME-sounding tour this October all over the UK. U.S. fans make sure you pick up "Not The Drinking" on iTunes now, as well as her EP The Jackson Sessions. Not to be missed!
Oct 1/Birmingham/Glee Club
Oct 2/Cardiff/Buffalo Bar
Oct 8/Glasgow/Oran Mor
Oct 10/Manchester/Deaf Institute