Whether you know him from Echosmith or his songwriting help with Adam Lambert, Bay Ledges and Quinn XCII, Jamie Sierota has kept himself quite busy over the past couple of years…and he’s not slowing down anytime soon.
As some may know, the singer has taken his skills to a new project: Meija. And today, he’s shared another new single, “Laugh It Off.”
This latest track, which is a feel-good whimsical number perfect for the last days of summer, and it follows the release of his other two songs under the Meija name: “I Already Said That I Love You” and “Buttons.”
Speaking of the meaning behind the song, Sierota shared:
“I first wrote the chorus to ‘Laugh it Off’ during the 2016 presidential debates. It was really upsetting to see how humor and memes were successfully used to spread hateful speech and ideas. ‘Laugh It Off’ is a song about how some things are too serious and hurtful just to laugh and shrug off even if that helps you avoid an uncomfortable conversation. Unfortunately, the song keeps feeling more and more relevant and musically, I tried a bunch of different things but the message was always the same.”
He then continued on by saying:
“I really wanted to contrast the more serious subject of the song with the instrumentation/production. There’s a lot of percussion all over it. Bongos, glass bottles, 80s drums machines along with a nylon string guitar. It all kind of has this summery feel. The idea was to make something that’s hard to say easy to listen to.”
You can listen to Meija’s latest track, “Laugh It Off” below!
“Laugh It Off” is set to serve as the second single of the singer’s forthcoming EP and it’s now available to stream and purchase on all major music services. You can get your copy of it here!