Tackling Flaws and Insecurities in Lola Young’s “So Sorry”
January 27th saw the reveal of “So Sorry,” a tale told by Lola Young. In this heartfelt single, Young dives into her personal flaws, and recognizes the apologies she needs to make for problematic actions done in the past.
For the track, the 21-year-old had the pleasure of producing with Oscar, GRAMMY and BRIT award winner Paul Epworth, and together the two meshed in such a way to create the sound and strong emotions of “So Sorry.” Not just Epworth, but Young is a recognizable talent as well, as she is one of VEVO’s DSCVR Artists to Watch 2022, an Amazon Next Breakthrough Artist, and a BRITs “Rising Star” Award nominee. With all of this in mind, it is clearly evident that Young has been nothing short of an incredibly hard worker. She states the impact that music has made on her life, and how she learned to become one with her voice, here:
“It’s been a part of my life since I had my first memory, and I’ve been singing since I could talk. Not that I was a good singer then. I really had to learn, practice, get lessons and teach myself. Hard work was involved when it came to me learning how to sing. People might say, ‘It sounds like you were born with that voice.’ It was not the case at all.”
When looking at the single in its entirety, “So Sorry” is an excellent example of an apology written with no hidden malice. With each line, Young pulls her vulnerable self forward, and admits that she is very far from being a perfect person. She’s egotistical, stubborn, and contains other toxicities in her personality that she decides cannot be ignored any longer. To put all of the traits that you are not proud of for others to see is incredibly brave, and Young proves to be taking a step forward in improvement by addressing and apologizing for past complications.
“So Sorry” is also available on Spotify here: