Lauren Jauregui has found her footing since venturing solo.
Gracing the cover Nylon's September issue, Jauregui opened up about her life post-Fifth Harmony in a candid feature where she discussed the romantic and personal insights she’s made since coming out amid political turmoil, the process earning her independence as a solo songwriter and composer without compromises, and the anticipation leading up to her as–now unannounced debut album.
The former Fifth Harmony star confessed that her romantic feelings know no gender boundaries, and that she “could fall in love with anyone as long as their soul was genuine.”
“I don’t care about the physical,” she said. “I care about your trauma and shit, and if you’re projecting that shit on to me. But that’s really it, because, at the end the day, we’re all just humans and if we’re attracted to each other, we’re just attracted to each other. So, I just explore that fluidity all the time.”
Jauregui came out publicly as bi in an op-ed for Billboard following the 2016 election. Since then, she has since embarked on a musical journey that has mirrored her introspective attitude towards romance, notably solidifying her place in the queer pop firmament by partnering with Halsey for the tumultuous Hopeless Fountain Kingdom track "Strangers."
She promised that most the songs from her upcoming, as–yet unannounced solo album addresses a singular “you," rather than a partner any specific gender. Still, Jauregui makes it clear that she does delve into her personal life and her relationships with lovers all genders. There's one "fiery" song, Nylon notes, that captures a past relationship with a woman.
“My art is just self-explorative,” she says. “I’m gonna talk about whatever it is that I’m going through, so if what I went through, I went through with a girl, you’re gonna hear about it from that perspective. If what I went through, I did with a man, you’re gonna hear it from that perspective, ‘cause I just love souls.”
Jauregui has yet to reveal details about her debut album. In May, however, she fered a sneak peek three songs on the Latin American leg Halsey's Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour.
See Jauregui's Nylon cover below: