Lauv is Lauv. And for those who haven’t even heard of him, or any of his songs, let me just say this: you have missed that good part of your heart which breaks, aches, hopes- and loves again. Here’s the top five songs from Lauv (but if this was another list, I would probably make this Top 15. (Yes, his songs are THAT good).
1. I Like Me Better
Released more than 3 years ago, I Like Me Better has been used in an Android Auto app commercial and in the trailer for the Netflix romantic comedy To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. “I Like Me Better” reached the top ten in Australia, Austria and Germany and, in the US, the song was a sleeper hit, spending over six months on the US Billboard Hot 100 before reaching number 27 in September 2018. The song, says Lauv, was inspired by moving to New York City for the first time for college and falling in love for the first time after being there for only two months. He said he really didn’t know who he was or who he wanted to be that time, but with the person he fell in love with, he knew that “I just liked myself better”.
2. Getting Over You
This song didn’t make it to the playlist of Lauv when he came over to do a concert here in the Philippines last year. But many people have been taken by this song which talks about a person who’s feeling like he would never be able to live life again after a breakup. Many have called this song the perfect breakup anthem.
3. Make it Right (with BTS)
This is actually a BTS Song which has been enlivened with the presence of Lauv. From BTS’ Map of the Soul: Persona EP, Make it Right was done right with Lauv–who’s best known to fans for baring his heart and soul. The two artists complemented each other perfectly in the album as both are also Both outspoken advocates of mental health awareness.
4. Modern Loneliness
This is Lauv’s favorite song on the album and the most important song he’s ever made. Speaking about the song, Lauv says: “There is a lot of loneliness out there. We all feel it. But there is also a lot of love waiting for us and I hope this song can be a catalyst for that.”
5. Never Not
“For as long as I live, as long as I love, I will never not forget you.” As that line of the song denotes, this ballad talks about love and heartbreak. Such a masterpiece that best sums up what a good farewell song is.
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