Lauv & Troye Sivan Say ‘I am So Tired’ Is About ‘When You Miss Somebody & Everything Reminds You Of Them’


For this week’s episode of “How It Went Down,” Billboard caught up with Lauv and Troye Sivan to learn the way they created their collaborative observe “I’m So Tired.”

Sivan tells Billboard that he and Lauv determined to get collectively to put in writing some new music and that in direction of the tip of the day, Lauv performed him a brief refrain on his laptop computer that he had beforehand toyed round with. “I identical to absolutely flipped out,” Sivan recollects. “Like outwardly flipped out.” So the pair started writing verses and a pre-chorus, creating what finally turned “I’m So Tired.”

Sivan notes that whereas he and Lauv initially wrote the observe in June of final yr, they'd been continually tweaking it since then, together with one big change that concerned slicing out a bridge. “It was a tricky one to see go for me, personally, I liked the bridge,” says Sivan, explaining that whereas he actually loved that half, it made the tune sound an excessive amount of like a membership remix.

In the method of creating “I’m So Tired,” Sivan and Lauv additionally recruited songwriter Oscar Görres (who labored on Sivan’s newest album Bloom) for some extra help. “[Görres] did precisely what I hoped he would do,” states Sivan. “[Lauv] is a loopy good producer and already bought it…The coronary heart was there. Everything was already there. It simply wanted some sort of piecing collectively, I feel, with somebody with [a] contemporary perspective.”

As for the tune’s lyrics, Lauv reveals that his favourite strains come from the pre-chorus, together with “hurts like heaven,” “misplaced within the sound,” and “buzz reduce season.”

“We have been sitting in my yard kinda simply speaking about that means of while you miss any person and every thing reminds you of them,” Lauv shares. “You sort of on goal hearken to all of the songs that you just guys used to hearken to collectively, or songs that you just have been listening to while you guys broke up.”

“I feel while you're going via a breakup it's a really, very lonely expertise,” provides Sivan. “Because the individual that you'd usually flip to to get you thru this sort of factor in your life, you'll be able to't flip to them.”

“I'm hoping that by speaking about it and singing about it, hopefully this tune is gonna be there for any person after they're in that second of, like, God I simply actually, actually want you have been right here and miss you, and I'm misplaced with out you kinda factor,” he continues. “I hope that they will hearken to this tune that sort of is, in an odd method, slightly bit uplifting whereas nonetheless feeling understood by it.”

You can hear the complete story of how Lauv and Troye Sivan created “I’m So Tired” by testing the video above.