The moody black and white video is a heartbreaker.
Lauren Jauregui makes no bones about it on her debut single, "Expectations," which dropped early Wednesday morning (Oct. 24). She needs she didn't have any expectations about love on the sensual Kid Harpoon-produced single. But when she's laying in mattress, alone, at two within the morning, once more, questioning the place her lover has been, effectively, she simply can't assist herself.
"Wish I had no expectations/ I want that I might get it by means of your head/ With no confrontation/ I actually want we might speak about it as an alternative," she sings in her sultry, raspy voice over a slow-rolling R&B shuffle and spare beat, her vocals rising into an pressing moan on the pleading refrain. The tune about romantic frustration and a plea for some primary respect additionally incorporates a ripping blues guitar solo after the second refrain that doubles down on the observe's smoky, late night time temper.
“’Expectations’ is an exploration of while you’re in a relationship with somebody and also you don’t wish to have expectations,” she advised Billboard earlier this month on the crimson carpet on the 2018 American Music Awards in regards to the tune she wrote. “But they sort of get in the way in which, regardless, so it’s about that.” As for the artistic management she's seized since Fifth Harmony went on hiatus, Jauregui mentioned the only actually represents the place her musical head is at as of late. “I believe simply having artistic company and it being my imaginative and prescient that involves life. And the belief that I've for my label and the way in which that they’ve fostered me doing me, I believe that’s a model new web page, and I’m actually enthusiastic about it.”
The singer mentioned her debut solo album will "hopefully... perhaps" be launched in 2019. Jauregui debuted "Expectations" reside over the summer time whereas opening for Halsey on the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour in South America and in a press release asserting the observe she mentioned she hopes folks will find it irresistible as a lot as she does. “Everything feels so surreal. I’m so grateful to have been capable of be so immersed on this artistic course of and provides the world a bit of my coronary heart," she mentioned. "I’m excited to see its reception and proceed to develop and create and share with you all. I recognize anybody who's listening, whether or not you’re somebody who’s adopted my journey or are simply becoming a member of the trip – thanks for selecting to share in my vitality! I hope you find it irresistible.”
Jauregui additionally dropped the moody black and white video for the observe on Wednesday, wherein she appears to be like forlorn in a flowing white gown as she emotes the lyrics on the grounds of a lush mansion whereas dealing with down a seductive alter ego Lauren in a skin-hugging black leather-based outfit who has harmful intentions. Watch the video under.
Listen to "Expectations" under.