FLYTE – ” Losing You “

Posted: July 29, 2020 in MUSIC

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Earlier this year Flyte, the UK’s most underrated act (or maybe all of music’s?), returned with new single “Easy Tiger” and they’ve now returned with the even more magical “Losing You.” While no official announcement has come about a new album, it’s on the way sometime soon.

“Losing You” is a break-up song that captures that now-familiar Flyte level of early days Bealtes-esque songwriting that taps into something personal and vivid. All while avoiding sounding cliche. It’s real storytelling, the sort of music that would be topping the charts if it was the golden day of radio. Alas, it is not those days anymore but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop and cherish a great song such as this. ‘Losing You’ was actually written years ago after having my heart broken. Every detail is taken directly from the week after the break up. The thing is we actually got back together and years later it ended again but this time the roles had been reversed. It felt strangely poignant singing a song that I was initially directing at someone who’d hurt me, to then turn it around and sing it back at myself.

I don’t think Flyte was ready to take on this song until now. We were finally confident enough to just play the song and not add any extra production, and let the lyrics do all the talking. Andrew Sarlo wanted it to feel like the track never left the lonely bedroom. Like the band just came over, jammed out the song and that was that.

Such a song deserves an equally perfect music video and it gets just that from BAFTA-winning director Mark Jenkin. The video captures the retro love and heartbreak of the track, and then some.

Official video for Flyte’s ‘Losing You’, the second track from their forthcoming album.

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