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Ella Jane on The Inspiration Behind "How Do I Lose You"

Accompanied with a unique music video, "How Do I Lose You" brings the best of Ella Jane's lyricism into a tune that we just can't stop playing.

Accompanied with a unique music video, "How Do I Lose You" brings the best of Ella Jane's lyricism into a tune that we just can't stop playing.
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Ella Jane does another incredible return with her latest single, "How Do I Lose You." This song captures the best of her unique lyricism with all the qualities of a melody that you can't stop playing. While this track may make you want to dance in your room, the meaning goes deeper than a happy and joyful bop.


Read what Ella had to say about the inspiration and creative process behind her new single, "How Do I Lose You."


“How Do I Lose You” is a quintessential example of how much I love to pair fairly unhappy lyrics with upbeat, danceable music. I get such a kick out of tricking the listener like that. So despite its quick pace and jumpy melody, the track is really about the anxiety of being in an undefined, “let’s see where this goes” type of (non-)relationship. Musically, it’s definitely one of my poppier efforts, but I love the way the production kind of indie-fies it. Part of that is actually thanks to Orla Gartland (although I don’t think she knows it yet); I was really inspired by this video she posted a while back where she explains how she duct-taped the strings of an upright piano to create this muted, mallet-y sound in her song “More Like You.” I tried the trick on my piano at home, and soon started bringing a roll of duct tape with me every time I went to the studio. It immediately became a really big component of the texture of “How Do I Lose You,” and later many other tracks on my forthcoming EP. 



 

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