Singer-songwriter, Lauren Aquilina, surprised passer-bys at St Pancras railway station by performing a cover of Sam Smith‘s song ‘Stay With Me’.
Lauren Aquilina is a 19-year-old, singer-songwriter of British and Maltese descent who this year signed a recording contract with Island Records and Universal Music Group. She began her career by uploading home-recorded videos of herself singing covers of other artist’s song and her original songs. Aquilina then went on to independently release three EPs, ‘Fools’, ‘Sinners’ and ‘Liars” which you can listen to on iTunes here.
Aquilina covered the number 1 single ‘Stay With Me’ by the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award Winner, Sam Smith, using just a piano and her beautiful voice in the busy train station. Many passer-bys stop to listen to her breathtaking voice.
The video which was posted on YouTube has already received 20,000 views in three days and has reportedly been seen by Sam Smith who liked it according to Lauren Aquilina’s twitter.
I’ve selected this video as my weekly watch because it is so simple and beautifully sang. The cover is definitely worth a watch!