Toronto, ON-based singer-songwriter and producer, Alanna Matty has unveiled her dream pop/folk single, “Loved You First”, along with a lyric video to accompany the release. The single is from Alanna’s forthcoming album, Thoughts//Feelings, which is set to be released in 2022 and can be pre-ordered on vinyl HERE.
Self-produced and recorded in her Toronto home studio, Matty’s silky vocals open the track with the achingly vulnerable line “I loved you first, Maybe that’s when the problem starts” accompanied by laid-back acoustic guitar and a hazy layering of piano, synth, and violin;
“Loved You First is a song about blaming yourself for the hurt that you’re feeling at the end of a relationship. Watching someone you cared about leave you in the dust and realizing that maybe if you hadn’t fallen so hard and so fast, that you wouldn’t be so hurt at the end of the day. It’s that feeling of pining for someone for so long, only to have it all end so fast. It’s opening the front door to find yourself face to face with heartbreak, and then watch them drive away from you seemingly unaffected.”
Check out the lyric video for “Loved You First” below, and stay up to date with Alanna via her socials.
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