Hi Kelsey, how are you?
Hi, I am fine! You can call me Lu by the way…
In January, you released your new single “I’m Not In Love” which sounds slightly melancholic but yet very hopeful. What is the story behind the song?
Well, it’s originally done by a British band called 10cc and the first time I heard it, I was travelling from LA to Joshua Tree. The song really had an impact on me and I was really into exploring the story of the song. At the time, I was also deeply in love with someone, but always denied my feelings towards that person. The song really represents the way I was feeling at the time. It’s this feeling of obsession with love, but also discrediting it. I was also very in thought with the song and really wanted to know how the song was recorded, so I was really interested in the way the song was produced.
I am extremely into the backstory of things and that one really got me. When people heard the song for the first time, they hadn’t heard anything like it before. It became a massive hit, but what matters is that people heard the sound of “I’m Not In Love” and felt moved by it. This triggered me to recreate the song and the song took a pretty tedious amount of time in production. Mixing the sounds, all the thin layers, reaching from the lowest octave that I could to the highest and then bring it all together… It took me a lot of time.