The single “How Would It Feel” marks the return of London-based artist and producer Lyves. Her previous release came in 2019 in form of the song “Deep Water”.
With “How Would It Feel”, Lyves created a sublime piece of alt-R&B. The jazzy and soulful track was co-written and co-produced with Lyves’ longtime collaborator Nathanael Williams.
“Lyrically, it feels like a letter to myself from the subconscious – I very rarely plan what I’m writing about before I improvise or put pen to paper. It feels like a stream of consciousness, where I allow my intuition to take the lead. Listening back today, I suppose it’s about loving someone but not wanting to acknowledge that you’re in it alone – you can sense the other person slowly slipping away and therefore you try harder, but the harder you try, the faster they eventually disappear. ‘How Would It Feel’ feels like one last deep-dive into hope – a daydream into what it would be like if things were to work out […] if we couldn’t lose,” notes Lyves.
“How Would It Feel” is billed as the first single from her forthcoming EP, Change.
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