Halsey Talks “Strangers” And Why Lauren Jauregui Was Perfect For It

Excited for Halsey and Lauren’s upcoming duet? Us, too! At a recent visit to Zach Sang’s radio show, Halsey talked about her upcoming album and revealed that “Strangers” was “the first song that I ever wrote where I openly used female pronouns.”

When talking about collaborating with 5H’s Lauren, Halsey added, “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. 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. I just love that Lauren and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBTQ community. It’s unheard of. It’s very rare to see it from a female perspective…”

When speaking of inspirations, Sam Smith came up. “Sam Smith obviously made waves making records that were so human and so amazing and emotional that it didn’t matter what your sexuality was, you just identified with what he was singing. That’s kind of what I wanted to do with ‘Strangers.’”

Watch her full interview below:

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