“In an attempt to protect me from potential pain, I did everything possible to sabotage the relationship. The first half poured out of me during a freestyle when my friend and producer, Sebastian Furrer, hit the record button in a late-night writing session,” she adds concerning the creative process of this new release and its reason for being. “Black lung, guess I’ll be speaking up / Your tongue, could it be big enough? / Open, widen my heart / Begging “Why Why Why,” I said,” she sings at the beginning of Different.
“It’s funny because in the first verse and pre-chorus, I listed all of the reasons why I thought this person shouldn’t date me, but the second verse shares a completely different perspective,” she openly acknowledges. And it is enough to look at the lyrics to realize that it is true. “By that point, I had successfully pushed him away and wanted to offer an explanation for my avoidant behaviour.” No/Me narrates the roller coaster of feelings through music, making this art a universal language that, beyond reason, has a lot to do with emotion and instincts. “In the end, the relationship didn’t work out but I got my new favourite song out of it, which I now replay every time I need a reminder to speak my mind.”