The Los Angeles alt pop singer-songwriter laments on a love that won’t last on new single.
Some things feel too good to be true.
Griff Clawson knows this feeling well, the feeling of knowing a perfect situation is fleeting. On his latest single, “2lovely,” the Los Angeles singer laments on the moments he know won’t last.
The track opens with light piano chords and warm background synths, Clawson reflecting on his time in the “rose colored room.” His vocals are drenched emotion, both nostalgic and regretful at once. Even with the perfect moment in front of him, Clawson knows he can’t live in it forever, all. By the time the modulated vocals chorus “lovely, lovely,” Clawson sounds like he’s mocking his own misery, tinging the moment of bliss with the constant reminder of its impending ending.
“2lovely” takes a decidedly different approach than Clawson’s earlier material, more stripped and slowed than his previous upbeat indie pop projects. Unlike acoustic guitar-based debut single, “Chasing Highs,” or EDM collaborations with artists like ARTY and Manila Killa, “2lovely” relies only on piano, synth, and an easy percussive rhythm. The more relaxed instrumentals put the lyricism at the forefront, and Clawson’s emotions truly shine through.
“This song is really about that moment when you realize something is too good to be true, but enjoying it while it lasts. When I wrote this song, I was thinking about a moment in a recent relationship I had where I thought, wow “as good as this is right now, I know it won’t last forever,” Clawson said.
Check out “2lovely” below!