Inside Scoop: The Story Behind “Lover’s City”

We’ve just released our latest single, Lover’s City feat. Trine Lyngvig. If you haven’t heard it, it’s an anthemic indie rock song about saying goodbye too soon. You can give it a listen here:

But what’s the story behind it?

We wanted to take some time to share with our you some intimate details of how the song came together that you won’t find anywhere else.

I wrote the song shortly after moving back to Copenhagen, saying goodbye to someone I cared about as they were moving out of the city.

It struck me that I’ve done this a few times.

I’ve been lucky enough to move around quite a bit. I’ve lived in Toronto, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, Copenhagen, Lund, Rotterdam, and briefly in New York.

Each time was an incredible experience where I made so many meaningful connections with people, but it always ended with a lot of goodbyes.

The song started out about a specific experience, but I think it ended up about not wanting to fade away from a lot of people’s lives. That’s the tricky thing about living abroad (I’m from Canada, but living in Denmark)—you can’t be in two places at once.

København Hovedbanegården — main train station in Copenhagen

Ultimately the song is about life taking people in different places and the slow, but real, way in which strong connections fade. That’s why towards the end of the song, you can hear the narrators pleading with their audience not to let them disappear as the vocals are literally faded out. Their worst fears are realized.

I hope you enjoyed that small insight into what the song is about. Have you ever said goodbye to someone too soon?

Thanks for listening,
The Forever Now