New Song: Lauren Jauregui – ‘Expectations’

Published: Tuesday 23rd Oct 2018 by Rashad

It’s liftoff for Lauren Jauregui!

Following releases from the likes of Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane, and Normani, the former Fifth Harmony star is the latest member of the one-time Pop quintet to strut out solo and she aims big with debut single, ‘Expectations.’

A hypnotic hymn, the track is the first offering from the songbird since signing with new label Columbia Records – home of titans Beyonce and Adele.

Having premiered the song live while on tour this summer, the studio version is here and awaits your listening after the jump…


Stunning! Vocally and lyrically the song exceeds expectations.

It strikes a potent chord by packaging a layered narrative into a radio-ready roll and, in this regard, succeeds in the way songs by the likes of Amy Winehouse and Adele did and do.The single skews more soulful than Lauren’s Fifth Harmony output yet retains the group’s Pop sensibility by way of its catchy hook and memorable melody.

As first swings of the bat go, the 22-year-old has knocked it out of the park. And, let us tell it, she’s done so with a track that has landed on fertile ground with potential on multiple formats.

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  1. Meme October 23, 2018

    Alright now. I think camilla going solo first and having big success really push these girls to go hard. This song really hits the spot for me. I especially love how Lauren and Normani feel like solo acts with their own style and not girls from a girl group.

    Sadly Dinah had the weakest offering. She released the cheapest track with no direction from H5 previous material.

  2. Klorie October 24, 2018

    Yasssss. I am crossing my tits for you honay. Honestly everyone in the group has talent. I hope they all have the correct team to back up the talent. But this girl is the one I am rooting for.

  3. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.! October 24, 2018

    Very nice. I’m surprised her boyfriend Ty Dollar isn’t on it.

  4. disgruntled tgj’r October 24, 2018

    came here to listen to Lauren and instead spent almost 3 minutes looking for whatever fkn audio tgj was auto playing in the background. when will this site be redesigned? you guys have WAY TOO MUCH GOING ON and it hasn’t changed since the hey-day of blogs in the late 2000s. Update the site, get rid of all of this background audio/vid crap that slows down EVERY SINGLE PAGE… c’mon now

    • Shani October 24, 2018

      TRUE THAT. I loved checking TGJ daily but the page is simply disgusting right now. Heavy as f*ck, full of ads… what a shame. They’re losing me, they’ll lose their audience

  5. DanYiel Iman October 24, 2018

    This lady & Normani both have voices that work well for solo work!!??

  6. XYZ October 24, 2018

    Love that song. But am I the only thinking that this would have been a smash for Mariah? Don’t know why, but while hearing I thought how it would have sound if Mariah had sung it.

    • Meme October 24, 2018

      Yeah you are the only one. No one thinking of Mariah. Plus Mariah’s voice doesn’t have the soul and jazz to fit this song.

      • XYZ October 24, 2018

        Think so? I think her new grown drunk woman voice would suit this. At least it would be something new for her

  7. whhhewchil123 October 24, 2018

    After smashing that misogynist ty dolla sign she gotta have a hit jeeez lol

  8. Latinissima October 24, 2018

    Boring first single. She’s been sining this for a year now. This is old news for her fans and we already know this song for so long… You can look for “Expectations” on the Halsey world tour she was opening.

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