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Maltese Songwriter’s Anthem For Sexual Assault Victims Earns Glowing TIME Magazine Review

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Remember Lauren Aquilina? The sky seemed to be the limit for the 22-year-old half-Maltese singer a few years ago when a couple of her songs made it into the UK charts, but then she suddenly quit the music industry due to depression. 

Lauren’s been pretty much off the radar since making that bold decision in October 2016, but she now appears ready to re-invent herself as a songwriter.

And a song she has co-written for US pop singer FLETCHER as an anthem for the #MeToo movement against sexual assault is starting to make waves internationally, with the globally famous TIME magazine rating it as one of the top five songs to listen to this week. 

In the midst of the #MeToo movement and in the wake of International Women’s Day, no song sounds quite so timely as empowerment pop singer FLETCHER’s unapologetic anthem for the moment ‘I Believe You’,” TIME wrote of the singer. “The soaring track is a heartfelt message of support to survivors of assault and discrimination.”

In an interview with major entertainment magazine Billboard, FLETCHER credited Lauren with helping her write the song. 

“This song is for all of the amazing women I work with every day who have been felt up, shut up and kicked down,” she said. “And for all the women whose stories I haven’t heard, this song was made to let them know that I’m listening, we all are. For weeks, I had been trying to write this and just couldn’t find the right way to do it. After hundreds of lyric ideas on my iPhone and various voice memos with different co-writers,  it wasn’t until I talked for hours with my co-writer Lauren Aquilina that I felt our story of strength and solidarity was heard. Time’s up. No more inequality that incites violence, and no more silence.”

The proceeds of the song will be donated to Time’s Up legal defense fund for Women’s History Month.

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