Taken from her forthcoming debut EP ‘What Are Friends For’, CHYNNA LEWIS’ single, ‘Where I Left You’, showcases the Toronto-based singer-songwriter’s heart wrenching vivid lyrics and vocals, which leaves a lingering impression of a love once lost.
“I wrote this song during a time when my heart felt so broken that I thought I would never move past it,” says the captivating Taiwanese-Canadian Pop/R&B artist who was recently invited to sing the Canadian national anthem at a Toronto Raptors home game. “I had it in my head that love meant fighting through the rough patches, and when things ended I found myself still craving that dysfunction as a mode of comfort. At my lowest I went back to that ex, knowing that seeing them would set me back from all the healing I had done, but I didn’t care.”
She adds: “I wrote this song to capture how I felt at that time, like ‘fuck it, I’d rather be in pain than be alone.’ That was also when I had to face the fact that I was lacking in self-love; not an easy thing to come to terms with. It’s a very cathartic experience for me to release this song. It reminds me that sometimes we have to play with fire to learn our lessons, and that was a big one for me.”
Renowned for being an ultra versatile and skilled vocalist, Chynna has supported artists such as Ed Sheeran, Jessie Reyez, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Jully Black as a backup singer for the past decade.
Why not check out the video for the emotive ballad, co-directed by Mark Klassen and Petit Common…