Lauren Jauregui - More Than That

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Postby spiritboy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:14 am

New single, will be released on January 11th.
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Postby abi » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:53 am

Heard the live version, it sounds kinda mellow R&B-ish. It's cute but I don't see it doing anything on the charts. I feel like she needs something with big Pop choruses like "Battlefield" or "Bleeding Love" or "Halo". Where's Ryan Tedder when you need him?
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Postby abi » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:19 am



The hand pose & her facial expression seem off but GREAT ARTWORK overall. Very stunning! :o :cry:
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Postby Petrie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:35 am

Excited to listen, I liked Expectations.

Released same day as Normani & Sam Smith’s collab too so will be interesting to see how they both perform.
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Postby ludichris » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:20 pm

Looks like it was inspired by American Beauty. I can see this being overshadowed badly by the Sam Smith/Normani song and that isn't even her fault. I'm not sure what lane she should go down genre wise but I still listen to her collaboration with Steve Aoki, All Night. That was a bop.
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Postby Tansike » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:16 pm

The cover is stunning! :o

(remind me of „God Is A Woman“...)
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:02 pm

Beautiful artwork, would be perfect for an album tbh
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Postby Jesper » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:26 pm

beautiful cover indeed.
I am curious for this. Her first song was amazing to me, but wasn't that commercial, so I wonder if she continues that route or if she goes a little more instant for this one
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Postby ThaInfo1 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:19 pm

Jesper wrote:beautiful cover indeed.
I am curious for this. Her first song was amazing to me, but wasn't that commercial, so I wonder if she continues that route or if she goes a little more instant for this one
Same. That could’ve been an album cover.
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Postby abi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:25 am

Jesper wrote:I am curious for this. Her first song was amazing to me, but wasn't that commercial, so I wonder if she continues that route or if she goes a little more instant for this one
Based on the live version, it sounds less commercial than "Expectations" at least for me, but we'll see. I mean, if Halsey's "Without Me" could take off, I think this one has the potential as well - with the right promo & payola of course.
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Postby abi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:41 am

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I love it! It's very R&B but I don't think she has Urban appeal to pull this off, should've had someone like Khalid & Ty Dolla for another verse plus right now the middle of the song sounds a bit empty to me.
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Postby Jesper » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:15 am

I enjoy it, need a few more listens
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Postby Tansike » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:49 am

Oh, this is much more R&B than I expected. I like it, but I would love to get a pop banger from her. Something like "God Is A Woman" would have been more epic.
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Postby abi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:52 am

Okay I'm obsessed already. :lol:

Move to R&B pls.
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Postby abi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:17 am

abi wrote:Move to R&B pls.
My impact. :cry:
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Postby Marchum » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:43 am

Damn this is fire.
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Postby Marchum » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:14 am

Still on repeat.
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Postby abi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:34 am

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Postby Marchum » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:35 am

I’m obsessed with it.
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Postby BeeBoy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:36 am

This is great. That said, I don't think it is the right direction for her if she wants to have mainstrram success. I doubt Urban Radio will support her and this is too urban for pop :lol: I don't care give me these quality bops but I don't know if that is what she/the label wants
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Postby ludichris » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 am

Yawn. This is more of an album filler not single material. She's releasing the wrong kind of material completely as she needs something that will bring out that distinctive husky voice not make it blend into the background.
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Postby Marchum » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 am

I always thought of her as Zayn of 1D. Most talented (imo) and lowkey one with an idgaf vibe.
Lately, she got way more urban as well. Pretty sure Ty’s contribution helped the song too. Still on repeat, loving it.
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Postby abi » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:45 am

@BeeBoy What I like about Lauren is that she is very versatile, very eccentric. One second she would pop it drop it low with Normani and Dinah, next second she would be singing Avril Lavigne.

But I agree with you, the thing is, as a new artist you really need a strong brand and I'm very surprised that they decided to release 2 midtempos back to back cause this is definitely not the sound I was expecting from her - I thought she was gonna be more like "woke" tumblr girl ala Halsey or Lana.

But at the end of the day, I love this song though so I can't complain too much, let's just hope it works for her!
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Postby thankfulforkelly » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 am

This is ok. I’m not massively feeling her solo stuff yet
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Postby Husbear » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:28 am

Much better than SS & N song...
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