With Fifth Harmony now on a hiatus, its members are stepping into the solo spotlight.
Case in point Lauren Jauregui, who poses it up for Playboy.
Stunning and outspoken in equal measure, the 21-year-old pairs her mesmerising looks with ardent advocacy on a variety of socio-political topics – including rights for the LGBTQ community as well as immigrants.
And she touches on all in her interview feature, which also includes insight into her solo sound.
Head below for pics and quotes…
On Her Solo Material:
“Right now, I’m just exploring myself and getting in touch with myself creatively.
To be real, I don’t want to give myself boundaries. [I’m heavily influenced by electronica, pop, rock ‘n roll, alt-rock and Latin music—particularly Cuban music.] It’s definitely different than my work with Fifth Harmony. It’s me.”
On Singing About Queer Relationships With Fellow Bisexual Artist Halsey:
“I love the concept of there being this visibility because most of the songs you hear about bisexual women or female attraction sexualizes the female connection.”
“It’s so crazy how little people know about what they can do, about their rights, what they’re putting into their bodies and everything that’s going on globally. I believe that art is the core of what starts revolutions.”
We’re super buzzed about Lauren’s solo potential.
Granted she’s not wanting to be boxed into a genre, it does feel like she could effortlessly borrow elements of acts we know and love to create something fresh yet familiar.
For, she possess a similar rocky rasp as Pink, while also boasting an embedded soulfulness much like Christina Aguilera.
The possibilities are endless.