Changes
by Lauv

Album: How I'm Feeling (2020)
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Songfacts®:

  • Here, Lauv resolves to make some changes in his life to improve his overall well-being. He's intent on getting rid of all his unworn clothes, cutting his hair and taking a break from drinking.
  • During the second verse, Lauv acknowledges he needs some help taking care of his mental health:

    I think I'm gonna take some pills to fix my brain
    'Cause I tried every other way
    But some things you can't fix yourself


    Lauv previously referenced this on his 2019 song "Sad Forever" when he recalled how he was reluctant to take medication for his depression and OCD. Eventually the singer overcame his fear, explaining on the track's cover art: "If there's one thing I learned, medication is not the enemy."
  • Lauv released the self-improvement anthem on January 2, 2020. Its theme of breaking from bad habits ties in with making New Year's resolutions.
  • Speaking with Zane Lowe on Beats 1, Lauv explained that he started the song in late 2018/early 2019. It was at a point in his life when he was "in a really low place." He wasn't happy with the way he was living and felt he needed to changes in his life to be in a good place again. It took Lauv the whole of 2019 until he felt mentally and emotionally better; it was only then he felt able to finish the track.
  • Lauv co-wrote and produced the song himself. The other cowriters were:

    Michael Pollack, whose other collaborations with Lauv include "I'm So Tired...," "Sad Forever," "Feelings" and "Mean It."

    Michael Matosic, who co-wrote several of Lauv's early singles, including "I Like Me Better," "Paris in the Rain" and "Getting Over You."

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