The year 2020 and all that came with it upended the lives of a lot of people, and popular Christian recording artist Lauren Daigle is no exception. Riding high on success that year and beginning a huge tour, Daigle was not prepared for the pandemic and the cancellation of her tour and all the dreams she’d worked so hard to achieve.
What followed was a season of depression, anxiety, and loneliness, which Daigle says had her life “spinning out of control.”
She told PEOPLE magazine, “When I was 16 I had this vision of that tour, and I could see the crowds, the lights — everything. Then it all dismantled. You combine the disappointment with grief and loss and the state of the world… I felt like I didn’t know myself anymore. I started developing panic attacks.”
In a raw and honest YouTube interview, Daigle explains that she sought help from a therapist and a neurologist to get her mental health back on track and combat the loneliness and isolation brought on by the pandemic. With additional support from family and friends, she was able to move forward and turn her struggles into material for her new album, the self-titled Lauren Daigle.