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Lauren Daigle's fans connect to "You Say" because "people like to have real truth given to them"

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ABC/Randy Holmes

ABC/Randy Holmes

As Lauren Daigle prepares to resume her world tour next month in support of her hit album, Look Up Child, her Grammy-winning hit single “You Say” continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has now reached the top 30.  Ironically, it was the Louisiana star’s insecurity about her success that inspired the song in the first place.

As Lauren tells ABC Radio, she wrote “You Say” after her career took off a few years ago and she was having trouble processing it all.

“It’s so funny, they never tell you when you finish an awards show, at the end of the high is kind of like the slump, where you’re a little bit like, ‘What is going on?’” she says.

“I was brand-new to all of it…and kind of walking into the unknown, and a lot of fear comes up in those moments. And so I knew that I needed to find identity in that space.”

Now Lauren’s song about her insecurity is being embraced by millions of others. 

“People wanna hear good things about themselves. People like to be encouraged, people like to have truth, real truth given to them,” she explains. “Everybody has fear, everybody has insecurity, even if we try to cover it up.”

“I think that song is connecting because they want to feel encouraged and maybe lightened, in the midst of their fear,” Lauren says. 

Lauren’s tour resumes April 25 in Shreveport, LA.  In addition to her headlining shows, she’ll also perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, AL, and Dover, DE’s Firefly Music Festival.

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