Taken from Lauv's playlist release I met you when I was 18, "Getting Over You" adds effervescent vigour to the singer/songwriter and producer's catalogue despite its spiralling sadness.
Ari Leff (aka Lauv) is the boy who co-wrote Charli XCX's "Boys" and gifted us with early gems like "Reforget" and "The Other". Leff has been building a playlist filled with his releases as a way to document the events in his life. A journal of sorts, but definitely not an album, I met you when I was 18 features the tracks from his debut EP Lost In The Light as well as singles "I Like Me Better" and "Easy Love".
"Getting Over You" is the latest additon, it's rich in caramel-smooth melodies and an infectious honestly that leaves Leff's broken and bruised heart on the floor for everyone to see. "It’s basically about that feeling after a breakup where you think you might literally never get over it," Leff says, "and so you’re living what feels to be an endless cycle of self-destruction, loathing, and emptiness." However, the heartbreak is masterfully disguised with overtly joyous synths and a hook that in no world leaves you feeling blue.
When we caught up with Lauv about his whirlwind 2017 and I met you when I was 18 he explained that "it’s a collection of all of my songs to date, in the order of the story they tell about my life," adding "it’s all a chapter of my life, about moving to New York City and being unsure of who I was and who I wanted to be, and being in love for the first time and going through all of that."
Open-ended, as playlists often are, the idea is that with every new release a little more of the puzzle will slot into place. "Getting Over You" is going to be somewhere towards the end, but as you know if you've delved into Lauv's pop oddesyes before "[he can't] it’s the end cause I write a lot of sad songs."