Today’s Song: Lydia Clowes’ Dazzling Debut Single “Lose You” Dwells in the Vulnerability of True Intimacy

Lose You - Lydia Clowes
British singer/songwriter Lydia Clowes explores the vulnerability of true intimacy in her long-awaited debut single “Lose You,” a radiant outpouring of indie folk warmth and tender, heartfelt passion. 
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Few things in life can make us feel as weak and exposed as love: When we open ourselves up to another person, we open ourselves up not only to their affection and acceptance, but also to critique and rejection. British singer/songwriter Lydia Clowes explores the vulnerability of true intimacy in her long-awaited debut single “Lose You,” a radiant outpouring of indie folk warmth and tender, heartfelt passion.

Lose You - Lydia Clowes
Lose You – Lydia Clowes
I’m not a worrier
I pride myself on keeping my head on
I can get through most things
Keep my head above the water
Swimming strong
Though I realise I’ve had it pretty good
And maybe that’s a part of the reason I could
Never be too afraid
But now I worry everyday

Independently released April 1, 2022, “Lose You” is a stirring best foot forward for London’s Lydia Clowes. No stranger to the music industry herself, Clowes is best recognized as one half of the band Bad Honey, as well as a collaborator with such artists as Tom Speight, Tommy Ashby, Cheriton, Fred Again., and more; last year, Clowes and Ashby released their joint five-track Lay Low EP, which Atwood Magazine praised as “a beautiful indie folk dream come to life” and “a soft and tender beacon of light.”

“Lose You” builds upon Clowes’ previous collaborative work, showcasing her own talents not only as a vocalist and a performer, but also as a compelling, engaging songwriter. Recorded with Tommy Ashby and Toby Coulin, the song centers around Clowes’ voice as vessel of both emotional expression and storytelling. “I’m not a worrier; I pride myself on keeping my head on,” she sings from the offset, a gentle acoustic soundscape slowly building around her. “… But now I worry every day.



Lydia Clowes © Ollie Couling
Lydia Clowes © Ollie Couling

Clowes’ captivating, achingly candid chorus goes on to expand on her reason for worrying: She finally has someone and something worth holding onto with her whole heart and all her might. It’s a touching moment of truth for the artist as she confesses to this new feeling:

If I were to lose you
What would I do?
Would I fall off the shelf?
Or would I stay myself?
I’ll never be ready
For you to take a part of me
So hold it here between you and me
And I can keep my sanity

“‘Lose You’ is a song about when you like a person, it can make you feel so weak and vulnerable, even when you feel like you’ve got it together elsewhere in life,” Clowes tells Atwood Magazine. “It can be strangely scary and exposing letting yourself fall for someone.”

“This is my first ever solo piece of music that I’ve released, which is pretty exciting!” she adds. “It’s been a long time coming and over the years of singing with other artists I’ve built up a love for many different styles of music; bringing this all together for my own project has felt really natural. I recorded ‘Lose You’ in South West Wales in an amazing old chapel converted into a studio called Studiowz with my good friends Tommy Ashby and Toby Couling. They helped me to create a home for this song, and add all the magic it needed!”

I’ve got a paper and pen
And I’m trying to write it over again
Though we’re listening to the same song
I’m hearing it all wrong
And though I realise I’ve had it pretty good
Maybe that’s a part of the reason I could
Never be too afraid
But now I worry everyday
If I were to lose you
What would I do?
Would I fall off the shelf?
Or would I stay myself?
I’ll never be ready
For you to take a part of me
So hold it here between you and me
And I can keep my sanity



Love will wreck you in the very best of ways, and “Lose You” is here to remind us just how beautiful, breathtaking, and painstaking that visceral experience can truly be.

Lydia Clowes’ debut single is simply sublime: Rich with sweet vocal harmonies and vibrant, lush guitars, it’s a spellbinding look into a burgeoning artistry with so much more to give. Stream “Lose You” below and stay tuned for more from Lydia Clowes this year!

I fear if I hold you here
I’ll never wanna let you go
I feel pain and pouring rain
I’m drowning when I wanna float
If I were to lose you
What would I do?
Would I be ok?
Or would I lose it?
I’ll never be ready
For you to take a part of me
So hold it here between you and me
And I can keep my sanity
So hold it here between you and me
And I can keep my sanity

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