Lauren Jauregui doesn’t just say she’s a proud bisexual, she also sings about it.
Back in April, it was announced that singer Halsey was teaming up with the brunette beauty on a song called “Strangers” for her forthcoming album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. The ’80s-inspired duet, which was released on Friday, tells the story about a ex-girlfriend gone cold.
Back in November, a photo of the 20-year-old and Carlos Vives daughter, Lucy Vives, kissing went viral. Weeks after the image surfaced, the brunette beauty came out as bisexual in a post-election letter to Donald Trump voters. “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it. I am proud to be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another,” the songstress wrote. Halsey herself has also been opened about her sexuality early on in her career, identifying as a Tri-bi: bisexual, biracial, and having bipolar disorder.
The Jersey-bred singer, who dropped her highly anticipated album on Friday, made an appearance on the Zach Sang Show to talk about the working with Juaregui on such an important track for the LGBTQ community. “I just love that Lauren and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBTQ community,” the singer said. “It’s unheard of. It’s very rare to see it from a female perspective.”
“I was thinking to myself, if I want this song to be believable, it needs to be real, so I’m not going to put a girl on the song to sing who’s straight,” she added. “I’m just not going to do it. So I reached out to Lauren, and she came in and she cut the vocal and it sounds awesome.”
Listen to the pro LGBTQ tune below!