Lauv Shares Story Behind Latest Album, “All 4 Nothing”
On the brink of tour, chart-topping musician, Lauv, sets the tone for his latest album, All 4 Nothing, out now on all listening platforms.
For as much as he’s known for intriguing and inventive soundscapes, the multi-Platinum chart-topping singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist asserts himself as a storyteller, first and foremost. His stories continue to enchant audiences everywhere by converting the magic around him into generational anthems. After introducing himself with viral sensation “The Other,” he landed a global smash in the form of “I Like Me Better.”
The single tallied over 1 billion streams on Spotify, while reaching Top 10 chart positioning at Top 40 radio and Top 5 chart positioning at Hot AC radio in the US, went sextuple-Platinum in the US and platinum in twelve other countries. He served up the Gold-selling 2018 playlist I Met You When I Was 18 and a procession of hits, including the Platinum “I’m So Tired” with Troye Sivan as well as Gold-certified “F**k, I’m Lonely” [feat. Anne-Marie]. In 2020, his Gold-certified full-length debut album, ~how i’m feeling~, bowed in the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200. In between selling out headline tours and supporting Ed Sheeran in stadiums, he performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and more. Lauv is kicking off 2022 with an entirely new chapter of music that celebrates the innocence of youth, untangles the complexities of adulthood and once again pushes the boundaries of pop.
Now, he tells his most personal story yet on his second full-length album, All 4 Nothing. It is overall an irresistible body of work, steeped in the rise from consistent inner-child work, evoking moments of nostalgia, the conflict in between, and not least, the journey into his own sense of self-empowerment.
Throughout his latest press conference, Lauv regarded the lyrical themes and the journey in the making of the album:
Overall, it’s me, being in my mid to late 20’s, realizing this dream that I’ve chased, found early on, and the ups and downs of finding my inner light again after feeling empty… there are positive and negative sides to that that make up the album…
It was a huge confidence building journey. Starting the album, I remember feeling very anxious all the time, and I didn’t trust myself. I didn’t feel like I think I deserved happiness inherently, and I was always chasing something. I think this album was this process of finding the confidence inside of myself… the peace, and the gratitude, and the spiritual side of myself that I felt before, but my life became kind of complicated. So through a lot of meditation, inner child work, and a lot of existential questioning, to seek ultimately a place of “being good” inside of myself no matter what happens on the outside. I just need to feel “okay” as a person; and I am still working on it, waking up and making the conscious choice in being “okay” with myself as a person, no matter what the outside world brings.
Catch Lauv on tour! Tickets are available at the link here. Listen to All 4 Nothing here!