Lauren Daigle: The Artist Formerly Known as Christian (?)

ChurchLeaders | 1/10/2019 | Staff
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After drawing flak for her controversial comments on homosexuality, Lauren Daigle has been on a “ride.” That’s what the Louisiana-native told a radio DJ in a recent interview. When asked whether she still identifies with the “Christian artists” tribe, Daigle’s response was pretty non-committal.

“I feel like those labels get put on you by other people…I think part of me is just ‘artist’ because it encompasses everything,” the singer says.

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Daigle sat down with radio DJ Dave Styles of 104.3 MYfm in Burbank, California to talk about her music and her potential cross over into the secular world. With appearances on The Ellen Show, Jimmy Fallon, and Dancing with the Stars, Daigle seems headed in this direction. The very fact that a secular music station is interviewing her could be seen as confirmation. She admits the transition from a majority Christian audience to a more secular one has already been a “ride” and hints at the negative comments she’s been receiving from fans and others who are concerned the singer is leaving her Christian roots.

Daigle seems unphased by the pushback, though. “Risk is the best. Risk is the most beautiful thing,” she says with a smile.

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Styles asked about Daigle’s inspiration for her newest album, Look Up Child. Daigle says her goal for the album was to “make music that we believe in that’s pure, true sound and that’s something that we love, and it will transcend wherever it’s supposed to go. But let’s make sure that it’s pure and authentic to who we are.”

As for inspiration, Daigle says she and her team studied the music and styles of “the greats that...
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