Camila Cabello may be enjoying some success in her own right with her Machine Gun Kelly collab rising to #17 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, but she isn’t the only Fifth Harmony member looking for some solo fun on the side.
This week, 5H member and self-proclaimed “bisexual Cuban-American woman” Lauren Jauregui also ventures out on her own with electronic alt-pop duo Marian Hill – Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gonga – on their latest output, “Back To Me,” off of their upcoming sophomore album titled ACT TWO.
The track, which premiered exclusively with The FADER, sees Lauren trading verses with Samantha on this tripping, electro-pop trap-infused ode to desire. “Love to watch you try and turn your back to me / When I know that any minute you’ll be back to me,” she confidently croons on the moody production. “Sam and Jeremy are such talented creatives and I was such a huge fan of theirs before we even met,” Lauren said in a statement. “Being able to form a genuine connection with them and then write together on this track was such an honor. I’m happy to be able to give people a snippet of my vibe for the first time in collaboration with them. I’m very proud of this track so I hope everyone enjoys it.”
“Ever since we first met Lauren at our show at the Roxy over a year ago, we’ve been talking about making something together,” Marian Hill added. “Somehow, in the midst of both of our schedules, we managed to make it happen. ‘Back To Me‘ began with the two of us on a plane and Lauren in a hotel room, ending with the recording in Jeremy’s bedroom. It has been our jam for the past several months. Now it belongs to you.”
While I don’t really see “Back To Me” finding its way to Top 40 radio anytime soon, it’s nice to hear Lauren branching out on her own and showcasing a whole different side of herself. I can easily picture her releasing some more unexpected songs like “Back To Me,” she’s got all the right ingredients. SLAY!
Marian Hill’s new single “Back To Me” feat. Lauren Jauregui will be available everywhere tomorrow (December 8)!