Lauren O'Connell (born December 10, 1988) is an American singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Rochester, New York. She began uploading videos of herself performing original songs on YouTube soon after releasing her debut album Sitting in Chairs in 2007. Her first videos were simple one takes with just a guitar, but they soon progressed to layered harmonies and accompaniment, usually with O'Connell playing all of the instruments herself. Her organic songs inspired from earnest reckonings and reflection are delivered in a musical style that combines elements of folk music, bluegrass, country and americana. She has independently released four solo albums, and two EP as a duo with Nataly Dawn under the group name My Terrible Friend. After 4 years kept hush, she returns with ‘Details’ released in February 2018 – "an album as ambitious as it is strident in its solitary ruminations on love lost and circadian bloom."