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Lauren Jauregui Teams Up With Vic Mensa On New Track ‘Scattered’

Following “Colours” comes “Scattered” featuring Vic Mensa off of her forthcoming debut solo project, PRELUDE. The record is set to drop on November 5 via her own label, Attunement Records, under exclusive license to AWAL Recordings.

Written by Jauregui and produced by Oak Felder (Brandy, Demi Lovato), “Scattered” is backed by a mesmerising beat infused with lush guitar as her rich vocals take normal stage.  Mensa’s verse is a magical addition. The song itself is about feeling scattered and having a plethora of different emotions.

“I think I might need some help/ I don’t feel like myself”. The first step is admitting you need help. Mental health needs to be destigmatized. Especially following the pandemic, it’s okay not to be okay. It’s all about taking those baby steps to better yourself in every aspect.  

What’s even more stunning about this track is the introspective point of view. The lyrics paint such a vivid picture, allowing the listener to envision everything from the clothing on the floor to the leaves falling with the wind. Jauregui and Mensa did everything absolutely right with this track. We feel like it has serious potential to help others that are going through similar situations.

Vic Mensa reveals in a press release, “The transparency and vulnerability, that’s what drew me into the song “Scattered”. I’ve come to realize that when I speak about the myriad of mental issues I go through, and speak about them honestly and with no shortcuts, not only is it catharsis for me, it’s also valuable for the world because so many people are going through the same manifestations.”

The singer/songwriter’s vulnerability and wisdom is what makes her a favourite among many. She knows how to connect with listeners and fans in a way that’s deeply impactful. Her voice is so extremely important to the music industry. The PRELUDE era thus far has shown a more liberated side of Jauregui that truly depicts who she is. There’s much more to come and we cannot wait for it.

Words by Danielle Taylor

Posted On 4 October, 2022