In the streaming age, we consume music differently. While this has caused some artists to shift from releasing full albums to focusing on individual singles, independent singer / songwriter / producer Lauv has taken a different route and created an ongoing playlist – titled I met you when I was 18. – written about falling in love when he moved to New York City to attend New York University, and the period of self-realization that has followed after. Rather than a story told in a single setting, where the end is clear from the beginning, Lauv is regularly adding new songs to I met you when I was 18. as he pieces together the puzzle for himself. He recently revealed the latest addition to the playlist, “Getting Over You”, and while he hasn’t quite gotten over the subject of the song, he’s realized that spending his time with a new lover won’t cure him of his heartache.
Lauv says of the song, “I’ve been playing ‘Getting Over You’ live for a while and it means a lot to me, so I’m excited to finally officially share it with the world. The song falls towards the end of the story behind my playlist I met you when I was 18. (although I won’t promise it’s the end because I write A LOT of sad songs!). The lyrics are about the feeling after a breakup where you think you might literally never get over it, and you’re living with what feels like an endless cycle of self-destruction, loathing, and emptiness.”
There’s no set end point or number of tracks for I met you when I was 18.; when Lauv announced the playlist back in October, he said in a Facebook post that “the puzzle is incomplete, and i’m going to be releasing A LOT of new music that fills in the gaps until this chapter of my life is fully told.” We’re curious to hear where the story goes from here; if you enjoyed “Getting Over You”, we encourage you to listen to I met you when I was 18. in its entirety.
Lauv is currently in the middle of the I met you when I was 18. world tour; see a full list of remaining dates below. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all things Lauv as he continues to add to I met you when I was 18.; follow Substream on Twitter so you don’t miss a headline.
Lauv – I met you when I was 18. Tour Dates:
Feb 17 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Feb 18 Omaha, NE The Showdown Jr
Feb 20 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Feb 21 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
March 6 Tokyo, Japan Unit
March 13 Brisbane, Australia The Triffid
March 15 Sydney, Australia The Metro Theater
March 16 Melbourne, Australia Corner Hotel
March 19 Auckland, New Zealand Powerstation
April 16 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
April 17 London, UK O2 Islington Academy
April 19 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
April 20 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
April 21 Leuven, Belgium Het Depot (Box)
April 23 Cologne, Germany Stollwerck
April 24 Berlin, Germany Columbia Theater
April 26 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
April 27 Stockholm, Sweden Kagelbanan
April 29 Oslo, Norway Parkteateret