Love Left to Lose

Album: Revelation (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the debut single from American country trio The Sons of Sylvia. The act comprises three brothers with the surname Clark: guitarists Adam and Austin and lead vocalist Ashley. Under the name The Clark Brothers the trio won the top prize in the Fox Networks talent competition The Next Great American Band, and subsequently signed to Universal South Records. They renamed themselves Sons of Sylvia, (yes, their mom's name is Sylvia) in October 2009. The band came to many people's attention when they featured on the song "What Can I Say" on Carrie Underwood's third album, Play On.
  • This song was co-written and produced by the brothers' second cousin, OneRepublic hitmaker Ryan Tedder ("Bleeding Love," "Apologize"). The boys performed the single on the April 28th 2010 episode of American Idol.
  • Ashley Clark told The Boot the story behind the song: "We went out to Colorado and wrote that song with our cousin, Ryan Tedder. He's the lead singer of OneRepublic. It's weird, because we used to live with Ryan in Nashville. I remember when we were just broke and hanging out. He would do demos for people, and people wouldn't pay him back. He would have to leave invoices under their door. We would always dream like, 'Man... someday we're gonna do something big in music!'
    It was surreal going back into the studio with him after all the success he's had. We were like, 'I can't believe this!'
    We wrote 'Love Left to Lose' in about an hour. It just happened naturally. It wasn't forced at all. It flowed.
    It's just a song about love and not giving up on love. A lot of the inspiration stemmed from those years of struggling. None of us ever gave up. It's a song we believe in, and we feel it's a good first-single off the album."

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