EXCLUSIVE: Frawley Chats “Figure You Out”

A good cry feels great, but letting those tears flow to a Frawley song is even better. 

Rising pop singer-songwriter Frawley first hit the scene with her breakthrough 2021 single  “No One Can Fix Me,” followed by “If I Don’t Laugh, I’ll Cry.” Both songs showcase her ability to find clarity in raw emotions. 

Over a million Spotify listeners and a growing list of collaborators, including Tate McRae, Metro Boomin, Bebe Rexha, and Icona Pop have related to those raw emotions.

The latest single she has poured her heart into is “Figure You Out.” The upbeat yet melancholic track marks a new era for Frawley who is leaning fully into what she calls “recession pop.”  

We chatted with Frawley about “Figure You Out,” telling stories, and what fans can look forward to next! 

What inspired your new single “Figure You Out”?

“Figure You Out” is about a guy I was an absolute clown for. I was MAD for this guy and all he did was lead me in circles. One day he wanted fully in and committed to wanting ME, then the next he acted like I didn’t even exist. He was the definition of hot and cold.

What was the production process like for “Figure You Out?” 

The production was inspired by the early 2010s or as I like to call it… “recession pop!” It’s high energy, easy to listen to, but still maintains a strong concept with meaningful lyrics.

“Figure You Out” is the first record where I’m fulling leaning into that sound, which is why I like to mark this as a new Frawley era!

Similar to your other music, the lyrics in this song create such vivid visuals. Why are you drawn to telling stories in your songs? 

I grew up listening to a lot of singer-songwriters as well as traditional Irish music, and they’re all very descriptive. I guess it’s just always been a part of me to do the same.

If you could set fans up in the perfect environment to listen to the single, what do you imagine it looking like?

I get told a lot that my songs hit best in the car with the windows down, but not going to lie… the new music I have on the way works in the car, but also as you’re getting ready for a night out!

Congrats on “Stupid,” which you wrote for Tate McRae, going gold! You wrote on Instagram how “8 year old Lauren wouldn’t believe this.”  What would you want to tell 8-year-old Lauren about the journey to get here?

I’d want 8-year-old Lauren to know that her perseverance and determination is paying off! That she was perfectly right to dream big!! I guess 23-year-old me needs to hear that too!

You’ve also worked with the likes of Metro Boomin, Bebe Rexha, and Icona Pop, to name a few. Who would you like to collaborate with next?

I’d love to write with Selena Gomez at some point. I’m a sucker for a Selena song! I also resonate with her journey about love that she’s shared through her music, I think we’d really get along.

What can fans look forward to next?

I have a lot of new music on the way!! I’ve been working on so many songs over the last year that are finally seeing the light of day. I feel like I’ve been through 12 different heartbreaks (at least 9 of them being by the same guy) so there’s so much for people to hear!

What is one quote that you have heard or that you go by that you want to ECHO out to the world?

What’s meant for you will find you. Sometimes I catch myself rushing the process, whether it’s in music, life or love, sometimes, I need to remind myself that I need to let things happen on their own.

Featured Photo Credit: Ashley Osborn