Chvrches star: I can’t stand the lime­light

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - NEWS -

Pop singer Lau­ren May­berry has re­vealed she can’t stand be­ing a star.

The Chvrches singer has an ador­ing fan­base and wows crowds around the world – but says she has never wanted the lime­light.

Stir­ling­shire-born Lau­ren, 31, in­sists she’d pre­fer to be in the back­ground writ­ing the hits rather than belt­ing them out.

She said: “When I was a kid, I don’t think I re­ally wanted to be a singer or a per­former or any­thing like that.

“I don’t even re­ally know if I like be­ing a per­former as a grown-up. I feel like I like be­ing a writer.”

Lau­ren, above, also let slip that she grew up fix­ated with Whit­ney Hous­ton and her movie The Body­guard, which spawned the hits I Will Al­ways Love You and I Have Noth­ing.

She said: “My mum was into Sade and Whit­ney and would play them for us as we were in the house.

“I re­mem­ber just be­com­ing ab­so­lutely ob­sessed with her and I would lis­ten to The Body­guard sound­track all the time. I watched the film con­stantly as well.”

The Brit award-win­ning trio burst on to the scene in 2013 with their de­but al­bum The Bones Of What You Be­lieve and are on tour in the US.

Lau­ren May­berry

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