If you’ve been paying any attention at all to pop music in the past year or so, chances are you’re familiar with Lauv (the artist behind the chart-topping “I Like Me Better”) and Julia Michaels (whose single “Issues” helped land her Grammy nominations for Song of the Year and Best New Artist). Both established songwriters in their own right (Lauv helped pen hits like Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato’s “No Promises” and Charli XCX’s “Boys”, while Michaels’ track record includes Lovato’s “Firestarter” and Fifth Harmony’s “Miss Movin’ On”), two of pop’s brightest new talents have now teamed up together.
The track is called “There’s No Way”, and if you’ve ever felt that you found the right person at the wrong time, this song is for you. The video for “There’s No Way” shows the two working closely together – on the road, on stage, in the dressing room – but as magical as the chemistry is, perhaps things just aren’t meant to be right now.
In a press release about “There’s No Way”, Julia says writing with Lauv “is equal parts funny and serious. He’s the kind of person that can tap into an emotion and then say something random to break up the heaviness in a room. I love that about him.”
Lauv continued that Julia is “an absolute legend not only as a songwriter but just as a human being.” When they first met, they didn’t get to songwriting just yet; rather, “we just talked about life and emo bands and stuff. A few days later me, her, Justin Tranter and Ian Kirkpatrick got into the room and wrote There’s No Way. For me the song is about meeting someone and immediately feeling that connection where you can’t help but have crazy chemistry, and though your lives don’t quite line up in that moment, you know someday everything could go down between you two.”
Lauv will be touring this fall, including several headlining dates as well as festivals and support for Ed Sheeran. See a full list of dates below.