Mirror, Lauren Spencer Smith’s debut album, has finally here. The singer launched the project on Friday (July 14), and in the days building up to its release, she spoke with Billboard News about the meaning behind the project’s intriguing title, as well as the lessons she learned while creating the album.
In an Interview with Billboard “Initially when I first wanted to title the album, I wanted it to be something about reflecting because everything that’s on the album is a personal experience to me,” she explained staff writer Rania Aniftos.
“Then throughout realizing no one had been by my side other than the mirror seeing every cry sesh, happy sesh, came back from the first date with my boyfriend and feeling excited, it was the only thing that was a constant throughout the rollercoaster of emotions that I had to go through to write the album, but it felt so fitting calling it Mirror.”
Lauren Spencer Smith continued, “When I first started writing the album, I would never have imagined that I was going to end the album with that title. I definitely think it was something that I randomly started thinking of one day, like ‘Wow, I literally would not be where I am today if everything didn’t happen to me.’
And as much as sometimes I still look back being very annoyed and sad that things like that happened to me, it just has made me who I am. It’s the reason I have written all the songs.
I remember thinking one day to myself, ‘I think I should thank the person that hurt me,’ because they kind of gave me this trajectory of a career at this point.”
Mirror includes the chart-topping singles “Fingers Crossed” and “Flowers,” as well as “Fantasy” with GAYLE and Em Beihold, “That Part,” and others.
On July 14, the 20-year-old, singer started on a tour across North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe to promote the album.
Reflecting on Mirrors, Lauren Spencer Smith said, has helped her feel more comfortable with them.“Throughout songwriting, I just realized to say whatever I want, it doesn’t have to have a bad intention to it, it’s just something that I want to say in the song and allow myself to be honest in all of my songs and really be true to myself.”