Following her latest release “Scattered” Featuring Vic Mensa, Lauren Jauregui releases her debut solo project ‘PRELUDE ‘ on Attunement Records
Lauren shares, “This is truly my child,” Lauren observes, speaking candidly about her project. “I’m continuing to change. These songs mean a lot to me and speak to a very real part of myself I’ve been working on. They feel good. I’ve sat with them. I’m comfortable with them. I’d done a few features, but I’ve been sifting through different sounds and working on unlearning what my heart had been trained to hear in the past. I found out what I sonically wanted to say. It was a beautiful process to understand I have my own voice as an artist. 2021 Lauren is a whole new bitch.”
The project’s focus track, “On Guard,” featuring 6lack, sees Lauren locking into a conversational call-and-response with the singer and rapper. “I’m asserting my power and talking about having boundaries around my heart,” she reveals. Watch a beautiful live performance video of “On Guard,” taken from Lauren’s incredible livestream concert, presented by the premium social live media platform Moment House, co-directed by Lauren and creative director Matthew Daniel Siskin (Beyoncé, 6LACK, Florence & The Machine)
Following earlier release “Colors,” a track written by Lauren and produced by Johnny Rain, featuring sparse piano and airy strings, which underscore her emotionally charged delivery, effervescent harmonies, and evocative spoken word.
Lauren says, “When you paint a wall, you have to paint over what is underneath. I’m trying to convince myself I’m someone I’m not,” she explains. “The song is a literal conversation. When everyone is gone, it’s just you and I. You can paint on the wall, but you can’t erase them all. I’m letting myself know that no matter what is going on, I need to be okay with myself. You can’t run away from yourself, because all of your layers are still going to be there. You need to learn to see them and accept them.”
“Scattered,” featuring Vic Mensa followed, written by Lauren, and produced by Oak Felder (Demi Lovato, Brandy, Kehlani). Described by Rolling Stone as an “autumnal, horn-tipped ballad,” that sees “the duo address emotional demons, finding ways to trust, and acknowledge when the pain might be too much to go it alone,” with COMPLEX calling it “slow-burning” and “meditative.”
“It’s essentially about my mind being scattered. Vic heard it and felt it. I loved the idea of having a male perspective on assessing mental health,” Lauren says. “The transparency and the vulnerability, that’s what drew me into the song “Scattered,” Vic Mensa explains. “I’ve come to realize that when I speak about the myriad of mental issues I go through, and speak about them honestly and with no short-cuts, not only is it a catharsis for me, it’s also valuable for the world because so many people are going through the same manifestations.”