Lose My Mind

Album: Illinois (2015)
Charted: 48
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  • The first single from Brett Elderidge's second album finds him singing about his girl, who is so adorable that she is driving him crazy:

    You make all my screws come loose
    You got me perfectly confused
    Always find a way to mess me up and drive me wild
    I love the way you make me lose my mind

    "That's what this song's about," he explained. "When you literally feel like you're going crazy, but it's because you're so crazy about them and shows you how much you love them and you can't get enough."
  • Elderedge wrote the song with Ross Copperman and Heather Morgan. "The day we wrote 'Lose My Mind,' I had this groove in my head that kept me awake the night before," he recalled. "This groove was driving me nuts. And a relationship can be like that too, when a person completely takes control of your thoughts, and you can't do anything but think about them. It drives you completely crazy and makes you lose your mind."
  • The song's music video features Brett Eldredge as an in-patient at a mental asylum. His beautiful nurse that is driving him even crazier is played by Victoria's Secret model Rachel Hilbert. "I'm a very high-strung guy, and I feel like I'm probably going crazy a lot of the time," Eldredge told People. "I just wanted to make a fun video, portraying the way a girl kinda makes you lose your mind and completely wraps all of your thoughts around her."

    Eldredge came up with the video's concept whilst sitting on a plane. "I literally started typing up how I thought it would be to do it, and here I am," he said. "You make it up and dream it and imagine it, and then you try to make it come true somehow."
  • The song borrows the "you make me crazy" line from Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" in its second verse. Elderedge and his two co-writers appropriately gave songwriting credit to the Gnarls Barkley duo, Cee Lo Green and Danger Mouse. "I think it's pretty cool to be a co-writer with Cee Lo," Copperman told Billboard magazine. "I was saying we better at least get a Cee Lo co-write out of the deal."

    The film composers Gianfranco and Gian Piero Reverberi, who also helped inspire "Crazy," also get credits resulting in "Lose My Mind" listing seven songwriters in total.


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