Halsey Taps Lauren Jauregui For An LGBT Love Song
Listen to “Strangers”
Halsey has yet to release a bad song off of her forthcoming sophomore album, hopeless fountain kingdom. "Strangers," the latest to be lifted from the project, continues her affair with Romeo and Juliet themes that tie her previous songs, "Now or Never" and "Eyes Closed," together. This time, however, it's about a Juliet singing to another Juliet.
In an interview on the Zach Sang Show, Halsey explained that "Strangers" is about two women expressing their affection for one another after a chance meeting at a house party. During a separate interview with Zane Lowe, she added that she really just "wanted to see what it would be like if Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks wrote a love song." Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui hops on the track, adding a new level of cool to an already very cool-sounding song.
"I just love that Lauren (Jauregui) and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBT community," Halsey explains in a press release. "'Strangers' is just a love song that happens to use same-sex pronouns." Dope.
Hopeless fountain kingdom drops June 2 (via Astralwerks).