Halsey releases 'Strangers' off hopeless fountain kingdom featuring Lauren Jauregui.
Released on Friday (May 26), “Strangers” is an ’80s new wave-influenced mid-tempo that recalls the neon-hued romantic melodrama of Black Mirror‘s “San Junipero” episode.
In a resent radio interview Halsey shared that “Strangers” is a pro-LGBTQ love song. “I just love that Lauren and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBTQ community. It’s unheard of. It’s very rare to see it from a female perspective,” she dished about the upcoming tune.
Meanwhile, Jauregui was an obvious choice for the progressive duet, as Halsey explained during her interview.
“I was thinking to myself, if I want this song to be believable, it needs to be real, so I’m not going to put a girl on the song to sing who’s straight. I’m just not going to do it. So I reached out to Lauren, and she came in and she cut the vocal and it sounds awesome,” the singer-songwriter said, adding, “Our voices sound really cool together because we both have really raspy voices. Mine’s a little more delicate than hers. Hers is like really powerful and big and raspy, and mine is kind of like light and raspy. But it’s really cool.'