Lyves is mid-way through her Eight Rooms series, a project that is building up into a sumptuous document of alt-pop.
A means to tap into her true emotions, the songwriter buries deep, uncovering things that are often uncomfortable, but rendering them in a beautiful fashion.
“My intent for this series is to unravel emotions that are so often buried,” she explains. “Many of the emotions are representative of healing, and in turn, growing. By bringing them to light, I hoped to illustrate that it can be liberating to truly reveal ourselves".
New song 'Tell Me That You Feel It Too' is chapter four of the series, and it finds Lyves working alongside JNTHN STEIN and Will Night on the island of Corsica.
"This song was written over the summer on a writing trip to visit my dear friend Jonathan (JNTHN STEIN)," she recalls. "We spent four days writing together in a tiny village in Corsica. We had this lovely routine where we would dance in the mornings, cook lunch and then sit by the piano for hours and just jam and sing."
"'Tell Me That You Feel It Too' came out of one of these days. We wrote it by the piano and then recorded the vocals and other elements outside in the woods where Jonathan's studio was set up. I wasn't sure about the song at first as it felt quite candid and divulging but I think that's precisely why Jonathan pushed me to continue."
A song that explores self-doubt and self-worth, it's lyrically brave but vocally impassioned, with Lyves seizing each moment as her own. She continues: "I can be quite doubtful when I write - feeling that nothing is quite good enough and therefore putting a tremendous amount of pressure on myself but Jonathan encouraged me to just let the song fully unfold and take shape before I judged it. He pushed us to finish it and by the end I felt really proud of what we have made. Sometimes it takes someone you really trust to get you there."
Tune in now.
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