We feel safe in saying that almost everyone has gone through bouts of insomnia at some point in their lives. It’s a natural human response to times of stress, overthinking or even heartbreak; it’s the last of these three options that we encounter in the emotive pop single ‘Losing Sleep’ from bby ivy.
As you’ll hear in the stream below, this electro-pop production pivots between the diary-like verses, in which simplistic finger clips back up bby ivy’s heart-wrenching confessions, and the sing-along choruses, in which the instrumentation bursts into life and the artist’s vocal springs into action. What gives this track such a great sense of feeling is that the songwriter’s had drawn inspiration from her own experience, and in this way, we can more earnestly relate to those restless nights of re-running every argument, missed chance, and what ifs.
“I was going through a very difficult time of really missing someone who I had broken up with. When the time came and I wanted them back they had already moved on. I couldn’t sleep or even go on with my day without thinking about them. I guess in some ways I got what I deserved for letting them go, but I’ll never forget those restless nights. ‘Losing Sleep’ is the perfect depiction of that.”
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