Lauren Jauregui is finally going solo…
The 25-year-old Cuban American singer and former Fifth Harmony member is preparing to launch her debut solo project Prelude, and she’s readying to roll it out in a special way.
Jauregui sat down with Billboard News host Chelsea Briggs to talk about Prelude, which she’ll be presenting for the very first time during a special global livestream performance via Moment House in October.
“I want the story to tell itself through the music,” the “Expectations” singer says. “It’s very introspective. I go through a lot of different emotions and revealings throughout it. And it’s also just the beginning, you know? So it’s just the first round of people seeing me for the songwriter that I am and for the artist that I am across the board, even beyond just the music. Like just the whole vision of everything coming to life.”
Jauregui says Prelude dives into vulnerable topics ranging from mental health to love.
“I feel like I really explore my strength through my vulnerability,” she says. But her debut solo project also marks “an unveiling [rather] than a discovery” of her voice after her girl group Fifth Harmony went on indefinite hiatus in 2018.
“I have learned that I am resilient. I have learned that I truly have a lot of inner-strength and power. And I have learned that I am protected and guided spiritually, and I’ve leaned in a much deeper way than I ever have in my life,” she says of the songwriting process.
Co-directed by her new creative director Matthew Daniel Siskin (Beyoncé, 6LACK, Florence & The Machine), Jauregui’s livestream will air on Thursday, October 14, and Friday, October 15, across multiple territories, including North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the U.K., Europe and Africa. Tickets are on sale here.
“I want people to experience the rawness of the songs, and I feel like I really captured that,” Jauregui tells Billboard. “And I’m really capturing that through the process of creating this piece that I’m going to present to people.”