Sometimes relationships can be tough. When they’re good, they’re great, but when things fall apart it gets really rough. Not knowing what’s going on with a friend or partner is no fun, and it’s that idea that Cody Lovaas taps into on his first major single, titled “Lie” (via Idolator).

It’s a freshly sparse tune—a lone guitar backed up by the ever-catchy finger snaps that give it a more poppy feel through most of the track, and the minimal use of synthetic instrumentation accentuates the radio-friendly quality perfectly. The lyrics revolve around Lovaas pleading with the subject of the song to repair what they have. “I know just where I’m at and that’s not gonna be the way that you and I leave this tonight,” he sings in the chorus. You can stream “Lie” right now:

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Speaking to fans on Facebook, Lovaas says, “I have been working for this moment for 11 years now and I couldn’t be more stoked. I believe there is no better gift than time, so thank you for giving me your time and support.”

Keep Lovaas on your radar, as he’s liable to keep releasing tracks that will get stuck in your head and tug at your heart.