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Lauren Spencer Smith Announces Debut Studio Album 'Mirror'
By Stevie Connor.
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Lauren Spencer Smith announces her debut full length album Mirror, to release July 14.
Mirror, which will feature 15 deeply moving, personal records tells a story filled with autobiographical ups and downs. The title Mirror is personal and deliberate. “I’ve been working on this album for years. It has been with me through so much in my life, the highs and the lows, and it means more to me than I can put into words. It tells a story of reflection, healing and growth.” says Spencer Smith. “I went through a hard breakup, and the album tells the story of that all, the journey of that and now being in a more happy relationship. The title comes from the one thing in my life that's seen me in every emotion through that journey — my bedroom and bathroom mirror.”
Songs from the album have already amassed over 1 billion streams. Released in 2023, "Best Friend Breakup" presents a song that resonates with almost anyone yet fills a creative void, while most recent single "Fantasy" confronts toxic relationships through a collaboration with GAYLE and Em Beihold. Having grown up in a small town without a music community, Smith considers her collaborators the friends she always longed for. The chemistry from their group chats comes alive in the single and video.
By the age of 19, Lauren had already created two hits, "Fingers Crossed" and "Flowers." The RIAA-certified platinum singles represent a rare voice in music. "I always tell people that the only reason I feel obligated to write is because I didn't have this song when I was sad. I feel like writing about it can help somebody else." Lauren Spencer Smith writes and sings from very personal places, but she does so in a way that is relatable to so many. While often sad, these songs include deep reflection, processing, and analysis. "I don't enjoy writing songs when I'm not over the situation," she offers. "I enjoy going to therapy and talking about it. Once I have both sides, and I can be unbiased about it, I can write the best song." After achieving over 1 billion global streams through resonant singles, Lauren Spencer Smith is eager to share more of herself. Her upcoming debut album, Mirror, promises depth, range, and narrative.
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