LAUREN SPENCER SMITH is breaking through with big emotions and big tunes
Words: Martyn Young.
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Lauren Spencer Smith is a pop star who exclusively deals in big things: big numbers, big TV shows, big emotions and a big future. Riding a wave of TikTok-fuelled super streaming dominance with songwriting of real depth and resonance, Lauren’s future is about as bright as it could possibly be. It’s been a swift rise since she appeared on American Idol in 2020 before she started to make music on her own terms.
“It’s been amazing. I’ve been so busy,” she begins. “When you find something you’ve wanted to do your entire life and then get to do it, and it’s right before your eyes, you’re so appreciative and amazed by all the love and support.”
It was in 2022 that things really started to go supernova for Lauren as viral breakthrough ‘Fingers Crossed’ cut through and currently stands at a massive 321 million streams. Quite a big deal, then. It was a song that, in its sense of expansive drama and heartfelt melancholy, evoked the sound of one of Lauren’s …