We’ve revived a solid amount of tunage from rising talent Lauv over the last year – from “Question” to “Breathe” to “I Like Me Better” to last month’s “Easy Love” – but despite the solid batch of singles, we’ve been hard-pressed for info about a fully-realized project due largely to the fact that there just isn’t one… yet.
Instead of releasing a conventional, cohesive album, Lauv, 23, has decided to release a playlist called, I met you when I was 18, to allow him to piece everything together as he continues to grow and develop. “The truth is I’m still figuring it out, but there’s a thread and all I know is I want to share it with you guys the same way I’ve been piecing it together myslef,” Lauv said in a statement. “The puzzle is incomplete, and I’m going to be releasing A LOT of new music that fills in the gaps until the chapter in my life is fully told.”
The next piece in the puzzle is a new track called “Paris in the Rain,” co-written alongside Michael Pollack and Michael Matosic. The track is an ode to a lover that shines through via its minimalist approach. “Anywhere with you feels right/ Anywhere with you feels like/ Paris in the rain/ Paris in the rain,” Lauv croons over the soft atmospherics, finger snaps and lingering piano melodies. “We don’t need a fancy town/ Or bottles that we can’t pronounce/ Cause anywhere babe/ Is like Paris in the rain/ When I’m with you-u-u-u.”
Sometimes the magic of a song lies in its simplicity and that’s certainly the case here.