Should you’re searching for a brand new self-love anthem, look no additional than Hailee Steinfeld’s “I Love You’s.” The music, which samples Annie Lennox’s iconic observe of practically the identical identify (“No Extra ‘I Love You’s'”), is all about deciding to give attention to your self for some time as an alternative of free-falling into one other harmful relationship.
“Diamonds will not idiot me ‘trigger I am too far gone,” she sings on the pre-chorus, promising that she will not fall for a similar outdated methods she fell for up to now. Proper now, she must give attention to rehabilitating herself after back-to-back heartbreaks. “Want I might get again the air in my lungs,” she continues. “I have been so fucked up it is dangerous for my coronary heart.”
The refrain mingles Lennox’s signature “doo-bee-doo-bee-doo’s” with Steinfeld’s personal promise to herself: “No extra I really like you’s,” she sings. The “Ravenous” songstress is finished giving her coronary heart away earlier than it is healed, which is one thing she’s been responsible of up to now, per a latest interview with EW. “I went via a breakup and didn’t give myself sufficient time to heal from that earlier than moving into one other relationship,” she mentioned. “When that second relationship ended it turned clear that I wanted time and house to heal — I hadn’t given myself that to start with that first time round.”
The music’s lyrics are proof. After the refrain, Steinfeld admits that she used to make up excuses for why her relationships persistently did not work out. “Yeah, I blamed it on the time zones,” she sings. “I blamed it on my eyes closed / I blamed it on the world prefer it owes me.” Sound acquainted? Finally, although, she begins to know that one of the best and longest relationship she’s ever going to have is the one she has with herself.
“So I will make amends, and I will purchase myself flowers,” she sings, lastly giving herself the love she deserves. And by the point the bridge rolls round, Steinfeld lastly feels what she’s been in search of all alongside: freedom. “It is not on my lips and I like it,” she sings. “No weight on my chest, I am above it. I am taking a second to chop it out.”
Trying to launch the heaviness of previous relationships and learn to love your self once more? Steinfeld is correct there with you. Try the lyric video for her new single “I Love You’s’ up above.