East London’s Lex Low returns with self-produced new single ‘Feel More’. It sees the artist take a more honest look at some important moments in his early life. The track is an ode to how he felt during the separation of his parents when he was 10 years old. Lex paints a detailed picture of his emotional state with glistening guitars and a bold beat laying the instrumental foundation for the single. Arpeggiated synths open up into a layered chorus – with plucked guitars and harmonies calling out, “I don’t wanna feel more, or else my tears will leak, burning down my cheeks.” It marks a new chapter for Lex, a more raw songwriting style that allows the listener to understand the Londoner on a more personal level.
“This song was finished in isolation where I was reflecting on a lot of things, including my early life. It draws on the moment I found out my parents were separating and my father leaving. Lyrics like ‘do you even know this place, the way that dinner tastes’ are references to the increasing amount of time he was spending away from us. I wanted to write a track that felt honest and raw, it’s a snapshot of my emotions at the time – not necessarily the way I still feel. I love both my parents.” – Lex Low
Having started regular therapy this year, Lex has learned to unburden himself of emotions that have gone unvisited for many years. He notes, “Songwriting allows me to explore parts of my life and present them as a true reflection of a moment. I tried to paint a picture of my state of mind at the time; the lyrics are a little naive in ‘Feel More’ – ‘red carpet, red heart, red face, you know I read your face’, I wanted to take the listener back to that time and be there with me.