Lauren Jauregui is ready to show the world her debut solo project Prelude, and in a new interview with Billboard on Wednesday (Sept. 15), she lets us know how she’s rolling it out.
The 25-year-old singer sat down with Billboard News host Chelsea Briggs to talk about Prelude, which she will 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 details that 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 Thursday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 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.”
Watch the trailer for her livestream below: