Lauren Jauregui has shared the first pieces of her upcoming debut solo project, PRELUDE. “Colors” and “Intro” form part of the project, set to be released later this year.
Lauren Will Premiere the PRELUDE Online Performance Tonight
Tonight, Lauren is set to deliver the debut online performance of PRELUDE, Via Moment House. More information can be found here.
“Colors” marks the beginning of a fully new era for the singer; who has slowly been sharing singles since her former group Fifth Harmony went on hiatus in 2018. Written and produced with her friend Johnny Rain in her apartment, “Colors” is Lauren’s first single as an independent artist under her label Attunement Records in partnership with AWAL.
Opening with an airy piano before sinking into R&B-style drums, “Colors” is a contemplative and emotionally charged song, revealing Lauren’s inner reality. In an October 2021 interview with Bustle, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter explained that the song is about “the sh*t that we all go through on a daily basis as humans: anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, not feeling like you’re good enough, [and] unworthiness.”
“Colors” and “Intro” Land as the First Songs off the Album
Speaking about the song with Billboard, Lauren reveals, “When you paint a wall, you have to paint over what is underneath. I’m trying to convince myself I’m someone I’m not,” she explains. “The song is a literal conversation. When everyone is gone, it’s just you and I. You can paint on the wall, but you can’t erase them all. I’m letting myself know that no matter what is going on, I need to be okay with myself. You can’t run away from yourself, because all of your layers are still going to be there. You need to learn to see them and accept them.”
On the other hand, “Intro” is a fully instrumental and peaceful melody. It lands as the opening track off PRELUDE, so it only makes sense that Lauren wanted to share it in advance with her fans.