Lauren Jauregui’s First Move After Fifth Harmony’s Split? Joining Halsey’s Tour!

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It’s been exactly one week since the Fifth Harmony girls announced that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus from the group “in order to pursue solo endeavors.” Even though we had a feeling this was coming, what with Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei and Dinah Jane each already working on projects as individuals and everything, but still — it’s pretty freakin’ heartbreaking.

“We are all very excited and grateful to be able to take this time to learn and grow creatively and really find our footing as individuals,” their statement read. “In doing this we are allowing ourselves to gain new experiences, strengths and perspectives that we can bring back to our Fifth Harmony family. To our Harmonizers, thank you for everything we have been able to build as Fifth Harmony. With your love and encouragement we will continue to build on ourselves, support one another in everything we do, and keep making you proud, each other proud and ourselves proud.”

We’re sure we’ll hear about each of the members’ post-5H plans soon enough, but so far Lauren is the first one to get into specifics. The 21-year-old musician will join Halsey in Latin America for the final installment of the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour, starting on June 6th.

The singers, who both identify as bisexual, collaborated last year on the trailblazing LGBTQ+ love song “Strangers,” which was featured on the 23-year-old’s most recent album. The New Jersey native consciously chose Laur to be her duet partner because she identifies as queer and wanted the tune to be “real.”

“I was thinking to myself, ‘If I want this song to be believable it needs to be real,” she said on the Zach Sang Show in May 2017. “So I’m not going to put a girl on this song to sing who is straight. I’m just not going to do it.’ So I reached out to Lauren, she came in and cut the vocal and it sounds awesome. Our voices sound really cool together because we both have really raspy voices. Mine is a little more delicate than hers. Hers is really powerful and big and raspy and mine is light and raspy.”

Lauren joined Halsey to perform the song live at many of her shows, so we’re sure the ladies will continue this trend when they’re actually on the road together.