The collaboration of h2the and FLAVIA has born an infectious, multifaceted and vulnerable single ‘Gotta Let You Go’, an ode to the increasing crisis surrounding mental health, highlighted by the loss of Mac Millar, Avicii, and XXXTentacion just this year. Although the track has an upbeat feel, the theme goes far deeper. FLAVIA’s flawless vocals glide over a kaleidoscopic beat, whilst the vulnerable lyricism explores humanistic, yet stigmatised issues such as mental illness and addiction; FLAVIA comments, “it often feels like people struggling with these issues have to deal with it alone. We wanted to write a song that flipped the perspective for someone struggling with these issues.” FLAVIA paints the picture that sometimes crashing back to reality, grounding yourself, and starting fresh after rock bottom can be a really beautiful place to be.
“‘Gotta Let You Go’, speaks to the listeners of relationships gone bad, but for the listeners dealing with mental health and addiction issues, it strikes a chord with lyrics like, “Turn off the lights, can’t go outside, board up the windows to my mind, take a step back, won’t see the tunnel till the lights come on, been holding on to you for so long, gotta let you go, gotta let you go, thought it was love, but I was so wrong, gotta let you go, least now I know”. – h2the & FLAVIA
“I alway loved songs that sound like they are about one thing, but are actually about something else. There’s so much involved in how each person takes in or interprets something and it’s always interesting to see/hear. Initially, this song came about for a film I’m working on which deals with mental health and the micro-choices of a person, which contribute to the drastically different lives that a person could find themselves leading. I love Flavia’s writing and voice, and knew she would be perfect for it and am really loving all the feedback and response to the song!” – h2the