That’s why the singer went out of her way to team up with fellow pop artists Flavia, Bellsaint and Amanda Brown for the new song — throughout the track, each of the singer enter and create their own space to take back their narrative, something Vaughn says she was eager to see happen. “Working with strong, talented, and powerful womxn is always an honor,” she says. “I feel really lucky they wanted to carry the weight of this song with me. It’s never easy sharing this type of vulnerability with the world, but knowing you have a community that’s got your back makes a world of difference.”
As for the community of listeners at home, Vaughn makes it clear that she wants nothing more that to help empower them to look closer at the things they tell themselves, and recognize that sometimes, they simply are not the truth. “I hope [“They Say”] helps dismantle some of that inner-narrative that a lot of us were taught and thought was our own voice,” she says. “We don’t have to give that voice power. What we can do is stand together, hold a space for the pain, and work towards making a safer, more equitable, and equal world.”
Check out Laces’ new single “They Say,” featuring Flavia, Bellsaint and Amanda Brown, below:
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