“More Than That” by Lauren Jauregui

“More Than That” is a song whose lyrics focus on nothing short of flirtation. On this tune, singer Lauren Jauregui tempts a guy at a club with her astonishing beauty. In the course of flirting with him, she lets him know from the start how difficult it is to win her heart and take her home.

And what’s more interesting is the fact that in song’s second verse, we get to know that despite her flirtation, Lauren is actually in a relationship with someone else. She apparently left her man at home to have some fun at the club.

Song’s Inspiration

Lauren got the inspiration for this song’s lyrics from the Greek goddess called Aphrodite. According to ancient Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the goddess of a host of things ranging from love to pleasure to beauty.

On Instagram Live, Lauren revealed Aphrodite was her “goddess of inspiration” during the creation of this song.

Lauren Jauregui on "More Than That"

In addition to that, the song’s cover art was also directly inspired by the famous painting called The Birth of Venus created by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli in the 1480s. This 1480s painting depicts the birth of the Roman goddess Venus. In Roman mythology, Venus is regarded as the goddess of such things as beauty, love and desire.

Below is a portion of the cover art of the single:

Cover art of "More Than That"
The song’s cover art makes reference to the iconic painting The Birth of Venus, which is one of Sandro Botticelli’s best-known works.

Facts about “More Than That”

  • “More Than That” is a self-penned song since Lauren Jauregui composed it herself. According to Lauren, she wrote this song somewhere in the region of 2 – 3 years prior to its release. She revealed this on Instagram.
  • On this song, Lauren worked with two noted music producers Murda Beatz and Charlie Handsome. She even gives a shoutout to Murda Beatz in the song’s intro.
  • Having teased this song on social media for a while, on Friday, January 11, 2019, “More Than That” was finally released.
  • This is Lauren’s second single as a solo artist. It is also the first single she released in 2019. FYI – The song “Expectations“, which came out in October 2018, was Lauren’s debut solo single.
  • Lauren performed “More Than That” live weeks before its official release (November 6, 2018) at the MTV Election Afterparty.
Lauren Jauregui performing “More Than That” live weeks before its release at the MTV Election Afterparty held in Miami, USA.

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