Here at United By Pop, we’ve already let slip of the music industry’s worst kept secret: adults like pop music, too. Once you’ve all got over the fact that people in their 20s can indeed be fans of One Direction, Fifth Harmony and the likes, avert your attention to Aubrey Logan: the new face of grown up pop.
Aubrey auditioned for American Idol in 2009 an experience which Aubrey describes as “soul crushing” following Simon Cowell’s comments they she’d never make it in the industry. Not letting that put her off, she then went on to enter and win one of the most prestigious music contests in the world at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Now, after winning over critics in her native US, Aubrey is leaving our American friends to come and pay a visit to the UK, recently completing a seven-week long European tour as part of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox.
Aubrey, however, is obviously very talented in her own right too. A graduate of Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, she has already performed or recorded with the likes of Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Josh Groban, Linda Ronstadt, Smokey Robinson and Pharrell Williams.
She is currently finishing her debut album, due for release in the Autumn, which will include “some favourite covers and a whole lot of original stuff”.
Speaking of her covers, here’s her jazz-inspired take on Beyoncé’s ‘Love Drought’.