In an interview with The Christian Post, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer Lauren Daigle shares how she deals with the criticism that comes with fame and reveals whether she will continue to make Christian music.
A week after Daigle made Billboard history earlier this month, she returned to Louisiana for a homecoming concert at the Raising Cane’s River Center for her Look Up Child Tour.
Speaking with CP before the concert, Daigle said she was most moved by how her music has impacted people from all over the world.
“Winning Grammy’s is so special, but it’s really the stories, it’s getting to be with people, it’s getting to see people’s faces, hear how the music has changed their lives,” the Lafayette native said. “I can’t believe I was in Africa at the airport and they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’ve got to see this, your record is in the music store in Africa.’ I was like, ‘What in the world?’”
Daigle has been making her mainstream TV rounds with appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Dancing With The Stars,” and had to address critics who slammed her for appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” because DeGeneres is a lesbian.
“Pressure is a real thing and I think there’s times where you have to acknowledge it and then times where you just have to tell it to be quiet. ‘Just be quiet. You can’t control me,’” Daigle told CP, describing what it’s been like for her to navigate past the criticism that have come her way.
“I think that a lot in life. Like with social media, there can be moments of positivity and joy, and there can be moments of criticism and pain. And that can get really difficult, but as long as you focus more on the positive …”
“I’m that person that can have a million people say, ‘I love you,’ and then that one person say, ‘but I don’t.’ And I’m like, ‘Wait, why? What did I do?’ I think that is perpetuated by social media,” Daigle insisted.
The songstress said that during those moments of insecurity she takes time to quiet herself and the world around her.
“If you just have moments of getting away, stepping back for a second, being still, and it’s those moments, honestly, that I find myself collecting myself. And then I can go back into the war zone of negative things that are told about me,” she said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law