Up and coming singer-songwriter Lauv was recently in town to open for Ed Sheeran on the Asian leg of his Divide Tour. His Spotify playlist titled, I met you when I was 18., including hits such as The Other and I Like Me Better, is a chronological narrative of a relationship he was in during his college years at New York University.
‘This has all been part of the same story. A chapter of my life,’ Lauv explains of the playlist. ‘Moving to New York City when I was 18 for school and not knowing who I was or who I wanted to be. Falling in love for the first time and being in a 4-year relationship that taught me everything about myself, the world, and how to love.’
Over the course of time Lauv has been adding to the playlist, filling in the gaps of the story and Getting Over You is the latest addition to this continually growing list. Despite Getting Over You being lyrically sombre its synthy, upbeat vibe is paradoxical to that and the catchy chorus will have you singing along in no time.
‘I’ve been playing ‘Getting Over You’ live for a while and it means a lot to me, so I’m excited to finally officially share it with the world,’ Lauv reveals. ‘The lyrics are about the feeling after a breakup where you think you might literally never get over it, and you’re living with what feels like an endless cycle of self-destruction, loathing, and emptiness.’
While it is currently the last song on the playlist, the singer-songwriter says that there is no promise that it is the end of the story as he writes ‘a lot of sad songs’.
Getting Over You is now available on all streaming platforms.