Exactly two weeks after announcing the January 27 release of his forthcoming full-length album Innocence Lost, Swedish soul-pop sensation Erik Hassle has dropped off yet another glimpse into the collection in the from closing track, “Missing You“!
Crafted alongside Grammy nominated John Hill (Jay-Z, MIA, Charli XCX, Florence & The Machine) in Los Angeles, “Missing You” is a highly emotional and personal ballad that sees Erik weaving together a poignant and palpable tale of loss that’s as hypnotic as it is heartbreaking.
“Held your hand in the ambulance/ Held your hand as you faded away/ I could feel your energy/ My pillow to the heaven,” Erik confesses across the warm, lush production before letting out all the feels on the devastating hook: “I’m missing you, but I can’t stop missing you/ I’m missing you, but I…/ I’m missing you (Yeah, yeah).” Can someone give this man a hug, stat?
“It comes from a real story of losing somebody way too early,” Erik said in a statement. “I sang it one-and-a-half times, because I broke down on the second take. The lyrics speak for themselves.”