Lauv’s been rolling out the hits leading up to his upcoming debut album, ~how i’m feeling~, featuring a number of collaborations including Anne-Marie and Troye Sivan. The latest link-up comes in the form of “Mean It,” featuring LANY.
The laid-back yet catchy melody reflects a one-sided conversation. “I can’t tell what you’re thinkin’/Please tell me what you’re thinkin’/Last night we were more than fine/Just tell me if you changed your mind,” the duo ponder in the verse.
“I started ‘Mean It’ from the perspective of what I thought somebody might want to say to me (I’m not perfect and I’ll be the first to admit it),” Lauv said of the collab in a press statement. “Paul [Klein] and I had been talking about working together for a long time, then one day I texted him the idea for the song and it just clicked. So we all got in the studio and had a grand ol’ time finishing the record. I’ve been a fan of LANY for a long time, and I think it’s a perfect blend of our two sounds, so I’m super stoked and honored to have this song together.”
“Mean It” will be included on ~how i’m feeling~, out March 6, 2020 and available for pre-order here. Listen below.