Pop star Lauv drops heartfelt 'Without You' EP accompanied by 'Dishes' music video
The four-track EP was written and produced during the coronavirus quarantine period in collaboration with Amy Allen, DallasK and Johnny Simpson, among others
The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Ari Staprans Leff, known professionally as the pop star Lauv, has just dropped a new treat for his fans. After the successful release of his full-length debut album 'How I'm Feeling' in March this year (over 1.5 billion streams at last count), Lauv has ramped up the entertainment value for his excited fanbase by releasing an EP titled 'Without You'.
The four-track EP was written and produced during the coronavirus quarantine period in collaboration with Amy Allen (Halsey, Selena Gomez), DallasK (Fifth Harmony), and Johnny Simpson (Christina Aguilera, Ava Max), among other star producers. To accompany this release, Lauv has also unveiled a new music video for the lead single and opening track 'Dishes', which was also made during the Covid-19 lockdown. You can check it out below.
'Dishes' is a short and sweet offering that shows Lauv surrounded by a pile of dishes in his kitchen while crooning about what it means to be without the one he loves. The mellow song was first teased on Lauv's TikTok account on June 23 and the artiste later confirmed on Twitter that the snippet was taken from the first track on his new EP 'Without You.' Waxing nostalgia about an absent love, Lauv delivers these heartfelt lines over a dreamy, atmospheric moodscape - "Dishes in the kitchen / And dancing in the rain / You’re singing in the shower / Your hair stuck in the drain / A party on the weekend and everyone is here / But it feels so weird without you." The track is both enchanting yet bittersweet, and the minimalist production really shines, especially during the groovy repeated chorus.
The second track off 'Without You' is the soothing and romantic 'Mine (You Can’t Find Love in Mollywood)' which is reminiscent of Lauv's previous offering with Sofía Reyes, 'El Tejano', which dropped last month. The trippy music video for that number was shot pre-quarantine at the actual El Tejano, a Hollywood restaurant and bar that inspired the track. In the mesmerizing visual directed by Kid. Studio (The Weeknd, Future), Lauv eats a mysterious spicy pepper, and hallucinates his way through the rest of the video, which is filled with fun vibes and electric choreography courtesy of Teresa Toogie Barcelo (Dua Lipa).
The remaining songs on the 'Without You' EP include the heartbreakingly vulnerable bop 'Miss Me (Demo)', and the closing track, the apologetic and soul-baring 'Love Somebody'. You can buy or stream the 'Without You' EP by clicking here. In addition to this new release, Lauv recently launched his episodic video series and podcast called 'Breaking Modern Loneliness'. Each new episode presents an intimate and open discussion on topics that include human relationships, mental health, social media and technology. Previous guests have included Dr Vivek Murthy, mxmtoon and Jeremy Zucker. You can catch up with all episodes of Lauv's new series on popular digital media platforms like YouTube or by visiting www.breakingmodernloneliness.com.