Falling in love is a beautiful thing. There’s no feeling more wonderful than giving yourself to someone fully and knowing they feel the same, but a connection that runs so deep can also be intimidating. Many of us find ourselves in situations where we’re scared to get close to someone, and while getting over that fear is a battle in and of itself, admitting that we’re scared and questioning why is the first step. On her new single “Runaway”, Sasha Sloan dives in to that feeling of fear, admitting that “Every time I fall in love / I go and fuck it up when it gets good” and questioning why she always runs away when things are going well.

Sasha Sloan’s name might not be familiar, but her voice sure is: she provided vocals on Kygo‘s “This Town” and Odesza‘s “Falls”, and King Henry’s “I’ll Be There.” She’s also an accomplished songwriter whose talents have been sought after by Troye Sivan, Camila Cabello, Diplo, Noah Cyrus, Steve Aoki, Louis Tomlinson, John Legend, French Montana and more.

Of “Runaway”, Sloan recently told Complex:

“I think I always get scared whenever I get close to someone and that’s where this song comes from. This song is really personal for me too because it’s about my ex-boyfriend. I broke up with him recently after we had been together since I was 18. I’ve been pretty nervous to put it out because it hits so close to home and I know he’s going to hear it.”

“Runaway” follows “Ready Yet” as Sasha Sloan’s second single released via her label Good Times Recording. She’s expected to release her debut EP in early 2018, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more details are announced. Listen to “Runaway” below and follow Substream on Twitter so you never miss a headline!