New-York based artist, Layla Eden known by her moniker, awfultune has released her label debut “lovesick.”
The synth soaked, bedroom-pop track, looks at the contradictory feelings of being bored with love, but also so deep in it. “‘lovesick’ is about the sweet obsession we all get (but don’t like to admit) when we have a new crush… it’s a pure expression of passion. I honestly wrote it to let people know they aren’t alone in this. People often think they’re crazy when they obsess over a person that much in the beginning stages of love or a crush. We all have been there!,” Eden says.
However, the meaning behind the single goes even deeper than just a love song. “When I first started writing for awfultune, I was a very miserable teenager. Young and vulnerable with stories to tell and thankfully a platform that developed with eager listeners. Coming out as transgender, growing up to be happy and becoming exactly who I want to be was so healing for me in so many ways and really reflects in my music,” Eden explains, “’lovesick’ represents the new wave of music from me that hopefully uplifts and inspires people! I’m tired of hearing/making sad songs. We all could dance some more…”
The release of “lovesick” follows Eden’s acclaimed EP, ‘Dear Sarah’ and carries on the same authentic storytelling that draws listeners to Eden’s music.
For Eden, that honesty, “is completely terrifying. Sometimes even downright uncomfortable. My music is like a diary entry that millions of people are reading and listening to. That kind of vulnerability is what resonates with people most though. I’ve grown and changed enough to the point where I’m not afraid of who I used to be. Every version of myself is my truth regardless of if I’m not attached to that person anymore. I’d rather face it than run away from it. I am no better than anyone else and I’m just like you. It’s the cliché, but it’s very much the truth.”
awfultune expects to release a larger project later this year.