Just So Used to Being Yours: An Interview with Lo Lo

The custom of setting aside a day for playing pranks on others has been recognized all over the world. April Fools’ Day is all about playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes, but for acoustic pop singer Lo Lo, April Fools’ Day of last year was hardly funny.

After being broken up with on what should be the funniest day of the year, a fair amount of tears and Ben & Jerry’s happened before coming up with her debut single, “Yours”.

“I was originally going to release another song first, but then after I wrote “Yours”, I just knew this had to be the first single,” she said. “I’m not really sure why, I just had a very special feeling in my gut about it. I also felt like the track was a great representation of my personality, style and vibe, so I thought it would be a good intro for myself as a debut single.”

She has been obsessed with music since a very young age. She began playing the guitar at age 13 and was encouraged to write songs by her guitar teacher. It wasn’t until a few years ago, however, that she decided to pursue a career in music.

“Yours” was written just over a year ago and takes the listener on a journey of love, loss and different coping mechanisms. When the song was first recorded, it had much more of a slower and sadder vibe. As Lo Lo began to slowly get over the initial heartbreak, she decided to speed it up. The entire production aspect was altered to create a less serious sound, and that’s when she said the song really came to life.

“I think the worst part about losing a lover or a friend is the adjustment – getting used to a life without them in it,” she said in a press release. “It’s confusing, exhausting, and really hard to wrap both your head and heart around. All of a sudden, you’re on your own, and it kind of makes you question who you are without that somebody else.”

The lyric video is equally as fun, opening red curtains to showcase various marionette-esque backdrops and font resembling uppercase handwriting that’s been scratched into paper. The video also stars some of her signature accessories - flowers, stars and confetti.

Being dumped on April Fools’ Day was never a topic Lo Lo thought she would write about. One year and a debut song later, her catchy melodies and bright sound are here to say that heartbreak is ok.