Today, Multi-Platinum and chart-topping singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lauv returns with a brand-new single entitled “26”, available everywhere now via Virgin Music Label and Artist Services. “26” marks his first release of the year and sets the stage for the arrival of his anxiously awaited second full-length album due to arrive later in 2022.
On the track, Lauv leans on a sped-up guitar riff and hypnotic beat, creating a nuanced soundscape over which his confessional lyrics paint vivid pictures with cinematic and reflective lines such as, “Can I tell you a story about a boy who broke his own heart? And he always blamed everybody else, but the truth is that he did it to himself.”
About “26,” Lauv shared, “I wrote 26 about growing up and trying to find your light, the one you lose touch with as you get older. It marks the moment I’m stepping back into the world and taking control of my narrative again.”
Such honesty defines Lauv’s upcoming album. This time around, he opened up like never before to expand his signature sound. He focused on the storytelling and crafted an immersive and irresistible body of work steeped in moments of nostalgia, conflict, and, ultimately, self-empowerment.
Stay tuned for the premiere of an equally intimate and unforgettable accompanying music video.