‘Girl Like Me’ demonstrates that the young musician has a real flair for combining what should be disparate sounds. Her seemingly effortless vocals are controlled yet powerful, and possess a tenderness that power the emotion of her lyrics. That organic quality is heightened by evocative piano, yet the production swells to become an encapsulating alt-pop soundscape. It sounds like the work of a seasoned master of their craft, yet LVRA wrote, produced and recorded the track in her bedroom studio.
The song also represents a thematic shift from LVRA’s previous lovelorn tracks. It’s a pure, unguarded celebration of love, which she wrote as she embarked upon a blossoming new relationship.
LVRA spoke on the release of the single, “It’s the first song I’ve written that’s come from pure happiness,” she says. “I was at a point when I was happier than ever – I was super independent and focusing on my friends, and studying and making music. I didn’t think it was possible for me to want something more, because I never felt like anything was missing from my life. Turns out being in love when you’re truly happy feels ways better.”
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