"Drugs & The Internet" is Lauv's first single since Troye Sivan collaboration "i'm so tired" arrived back in January.

Offering context to his new single, Lauv explains, "I wrote "Drugs & The Internet" at a time I was struggling with feelings of extreme emptiness and depression. I wrote it as a sort of self-analysis for my obsession with the way I wanted to present myself to the world — a commentary on the world we live today. It is as much self-deprecating as it is serious and sad. It flew out of me in an hour. It felt more therapeutic than any song I’d written before. As the first song off of my album ~how i’m feeling~, it is the perfect entrance into the next phase of my life and music. I am more proud of this song and video than anything i have ever created in my life, and I’m so excited that it’s yours now."

~how i’m feeling~ is Lauv's first collection of tracks since last year's When I Met You I Was 18 (The Playlist).

"Drugs & The Internet" is out now. ~how i’m feeling~ is yet to get a release date. Lauv has announced two new shows at London's O2 Forum Kentish Town on 4-5 November. Find out more.