The new single was released in conjunction with ‘Sound It Out,’ a new national campaign from The Ad Council, that seeks to use music in helping middle school kids and their caregivers have open, honest conversations about mental health and their well-being. Lauren wrote the song as a tribute to a deeply moving conversation she had with a middle school student named Anna.
Lauren shares, “I’m so grateful to Ad Council and the Sound It Out project for having me be a part of such a necessary conversation. I would say it’s the time we’re in but I feel as though my parents, my grandparents and great grandparents would’ve benefited greatly from these kind of conversations around mental health when they were kids. The stigmas are only ever going to go away if we talk about it and I’m grateful to have been able to express how I feel and to have had such an open, honest conversation with Anna and her mom about our experiences. I hope others feel as warm listening to it as we felt making it.”
Last year, Lauren released two beautiful bilingual tracks celebrating family and her roots, “50ft” and “Lento”, the latter of which was produced by two-time GRAMMY® Award winning Tainy, who also features on the track and in the video. Embracing Lauren’s Cuban American heritage, “Lento” spawned two remixes including one featuring Brazilian megastar Pabllo Vittar.
The pop star has spent much of her career engaging on a variety of social and global issues. As an insightful, curious, independent thinker and healer; she continues to use her platform to advocate for human rights and share her own journey and truth through her art, “a self-exploration through this human experience,” Lauren explains.
Lauren Jauregui’s energy is currently focused on creating “beautiful healing art” as she continues to grow and find her own sonic voice, and is currently working on new material with plans to release more music very soon.