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Lauv Performs 'Changes' & More Live + Exclusive Interview | MTV News

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– This is Office Hours with Lauv, welcome to MTV News Offices here in New York City, man – Thank you, thank you so much

– [BDot] How you feeling? – Feeling good – Props on the new album, "How I'm Feeling" – Thank you – Absolutely

– Thank you – Now you said recently that this album was 50% serious and 50% making fun of it for being so emotional Is that how you would describe yourself? – Yeah, honestly, so, because it has the little internet tilde things around the title 'Cause it's like, it is a very, there's a lot of really serious topics on it, you know, and I started it when I was in a really bad place and it's sort of marking me from going from a bad place to getting to a much better place, which is really nice But I feel like, oftentimes I get too much into the emotional side and the existential side, so it's sort of like also funny

– Yeah, there's a lot of wide range of emotions – Yeah, exactly – You gotta love it Now, on the album as well, you collaborated for the second time with BTS, the biggest boy band in the world – Yes, arguably the biggest band in the world ever, it's crazy

– Exactly But, you also refer to yourself as a "one man boy band" – Yeah (laughing) – Has BTS taught you anything about being a boy band? – Oh, that's a good question I could probably learn some dance pointers

Yeah, that's probably the big one – What do you think makes them such great collaborators? Why do you keep coming back to them? – Well, it was really cool 'cause the first time when they asked me to do the remix for "Make it Right," they were super gracious and asking me to interpret my own version of what the original message of the song was, and they were like, "Oh, and you're gonna be in the beginning of the song," which was super sweet They didn't have to do that And I just thought for my song, I honestly wasn't necessarily expecting that it would happen I was kinda taking a shot in the dark, but they ended up loving it and it's really cool and it's one of my favorite songs on the album, so

– Seems like it's a big fan favorite as well – Yeah – Now, you also said you're already making three other albums – Something like that – [B

Dot] Something like that Is that for yourself or is that producing for other people? – For myself, yeah, I've kinda just been in a whole different zone, creating a lot Sometimes I go through time periods where I don't make anything for two, three, four months and I'm like, what is wrong with me? And then all of a sudden, I hit a stride again and it's really nice – Right Do you feel like you're in a creative zone currently? – Mhm

Which is like, I'm trying to get home Keep working on the next project – So, how do you decide what's for you and what's for somebody else? – I think the stuff for me is just more personal at the end of the day And stuff that like, if I listen to it, I'm like, do I have to get up on stage every night and sing this song, you know what I mean? And the songs that I love but don't feel like that, it's really cool to like, yeah, have another artist do something cool with it – You're gonna do something cool right now? – Yes

– All right, let's do it man, let's get into it I'll sit over here – Sweet, cool – Let you do your thing – Thank you

– All right – This first song is a really important song to me from the album It was one of the earliest songs that I had written I was kind of in a bad place when I started it Super depressed and I couldn't finish it because you know the song is called "Changes" and it's about getting to a better place and making changes in your life to get there, and I feel like I had to go through all of that and live it before I could actually finish the song

So, it's really emotional for me because I always remember where I was and now where I am, which is in a much better place, so yeah Hope you like it ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ I'm getting rid of all my clothes I don't wear ♪ ♪ I think I'm gonna cut my hair ♪ ♪ 'Cause these days I don't feel like me ♪ ♪ I think I'm gonna take a break from alcohol ♪ ♪ Probably won't last that long ♪ ♪ But Lord knows I could use some sleep ♪ ♪ Changes ♪ ♪ They might drive you half insane but ♪ ♪ It's killing you to stay the same but ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out someday ♪ ♪ Moments ♪ ♪ Living with your eyes half open ♪ ♪ You've been thinking about these changes ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out someday ♪ ♪ I think I'm gonna take some pills to fix my brain ♪ ♪ 'Cause I tried every other way ♪ ♪ But some things you can't fix yourself ♪ ♪ But it's sad that he's doing the same thing ♪ ♪ Over and over ♪ ♪ And life ain't easy these days ♪ ♪ No life ain't easy these days ♪ ♪ Changes ♪ ♪ They might drive you half insane but ♪ ♪ It's killing you to stay the same but ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out someday ♪ ♪ Moments ♪ ♪ Living with your eyes half open ♪ ♪ You've been thinking about these changes ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out someday ♪ (vocalizing) ♪ Changes ♪ ♪ They might drive you half insane but ♪ ♪ It's killing you to stay the same but ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out someday ♪ ♪ Moments ♪ ♪ Living with your eyes half open ♪ ♪ You've been thinking about these changes ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out ♪ ♪ It's all gonna work out someday ♪ (applauding) – Thank you, thank you so much I forgot we were getting rid of the keys I was like, what's going on, where are my keys going? Thank you so much, I appreciate it

I love that song a lot (mumbling) It's always with the lights Thank you so much Make some noise for Stu right now (cheering) And make some noise for Jed right now

(applauding) Man Oh, announce the song? This next song is a song called "Tattoos Together" It's a whole different vibe the way we're gonna do it, I really love it It's literally about when I was dating somebody and super quickly, we got tattoos together, and yeah One, two, one two three four

(vocalizing) ♪ Said I'd never fall, I'd never fall, I'd never fall ♪ ♪ But then I fell for you ♪ ♪ Back against the wall, against the wall, against the wall ♪ ♪ That's how it felt with you ♪ ♪ One weekend ♪ ♪ In Portland ♪ ♪ You weren't even my girlfriend ♪ ♪ We were walking and talking ♪ ♪ And somebody said ♪ ♪ Let's get ♪ ♪ Tattoos together ♪ ♪ Something to remember ♪ ♪ If it's way too soon ♪ ♪ Whatever ♪ ♪ Give me shapes and letters ♪ ♪ If it's not forever ♪ ♪ Then at least we'll have tattoos together ♪ ♪ 'Cause I love you ♪ ♪ 'Cause I love you ♪ ♪ 'Cause I love you ♪ ♪ Knew it from the moment, from the moment, from the moment ♪ ♪ That I saw you naked ♪ ♪ I could never love nobody else, nobody else ♪ ♪ The way I loved you baby ♪ ♪ One weekend ♪ ♪ No sleeping ♪ ♪ You weren't even my girlfriend ♪ ♪ We were kissing like real kissing ♪ ♪ Then somebody said ♪ ♪ Let's get tattoos together ♪ ♪ Something to remember ♪ ♪ If it's way too soon ♪ ♪ Whatever ♪ ♪ Give me shapes and letters ♪ ♪ If it's not forever ♪ ♪ Then at least we'll have tattoos together ♪ ♪ 'Cause I love you ♪ ♪ 'Cause I love you ♪ ♪ 'Cause I love you ♪ ♪ Tattoos together ♪ ♪ Your cherry earrings are my favorite ♪ ♪ It looks so good I had to save it ♪ ♪ I've been hoping praying we last forever ♪ ♪ 'Cause there's nothing better ♪ ♪ Than you and I ♪ ♪ If it's way too soon ♪ ♪ Whatever ♪ ♪ Give me shapes and letters ♪ ♪ If it's not forever ♪ ♪ Then at least we'll have tattoos together ♪ ♪ 'Cause I love you ♪ ♪ Yeah I love you ♪ ♪ Yeah I love you ♪ ♪ All right ♪ (applauding) – I love the very office claps It's very much office claps I love it, sweet, thank you guys Switching instruments yet again I felt like the chair kept spinning slightly and I was like, oh boy how am I gonna deal with this

Ring off – Are you proposing to me? – Yeah, right? – Okay (laughing) – Will you marry me – What I love about that, I love the song but I love the video even more Especially the plot twist– – Thank you – At the end? – I appreciate that, it was a fun video to make

– I could not stop laughing My iPad has been buzzing with questions from fans right now Can we get to them right now? – Let's go, yeah let's do it – Okay first off, @AmberCabril asks, what's your favorite song on the album and why? – It's actually a song I'm about to play It's a song called "Modern Loneliness

" – [BDot] "Modern Loneliness" – It just says everything that I've felt for a really long time and didn't really know how to put into words, and then one day the words came and yeah, I just love it a lot – Okay, okay @musicisforlife491 wants to know, is your dog Billy going on tour with you? – Yes, I'm gonna bring Billy on tour with me wherever I can

(laughing) And yeah, I miss him 'cause he didn't come on this trip, so I was really sad – Oh man – But yeah, I miss him – What kind of dog is Billy? – He's a teacup Pomeranian – [B

Dot] Okay – He's tiny – Tiny little dog, fit him in your pocket – That's vibes – @Ilauvyou30 wants to know, have you found the fans you're going to include in the "Modern Loneliness" video? – Still finalizing that

I'm so excited for that music video, it's gonna be amazing Basically, 'cause the whole thing for me is like breaking modern loneliness, so I'm bringing a bunch of fans out, trying to reconnect people who haven't talked to each other in a long time and we're gonna be capturing a lot of really beautiful content, strangers meeting each other, stuff like that Just kinda like, 'cause I feel like a lot of people these days, we're so used to interacting in such a way on our phones and social media that's super immediate, but it's like, sitting through the awkward conversation, and being vulnerable and really getting through that is something that's, I think, really important – How are you selecting who's getting in the video? – Just like, some of it's somewhat random and some of it's just reading stories People who, like for me, somebody in my life that– I feel like there's a lot of people in my life, for example, that I, 'cause I moved around a lot, that maybe I haven't spoken to in a long time and it feels awkward to reach out 'cause it's been so long

And just kind of stories like that, or people that had a falling out and just trying to bring people back together, so – Absolutely We're gonna get to one more song – Let's do it – "Modern Loneliness" is the next record? – Yes

– Let's get into it – Hell yeah, thank you – Yes sir – I appreciate you – All right, let's do it

– I forgot to turn the tuner off though – Oh man, we're gonna need that (laughing) – You got it, thank you Make some noise for Pizza (cheering) That's actually his name All right, cool

This song is called "Modern Loneliness" ♪ I've been thinking about my father lately ♪ ♪ The person that he made me ♪ ♪ The person I've become ♪ ♪ And I've been trying to fill all of this empty ♪ ♪ I'm still so empty ♪ ♪ Yeah I could use some love ♪ ♪ And I've been trying ♪ ♪ To find a reason to get up ♪ ♪ Been trying ♪ ♪ To find ♪ ♪ A reason for this stuff ♪ ♪ In my bedroom and my closet ♪ ♪ The baggage in my heart ♪ ♪ Is still so dark ♪ ♪ Modern loneliness we're never alone ♪ ♪ But always depressed ♪ ♪ Love my friends to death ♪ ♪ But I never call and I never text ♪ ♪ You get what you give ♪ ♪ And give what you get so ♪ ♪ Modern loneliness ♪ ♪ We love to get high ♪ ♪ But we don't know how to come down ♪ ♪ If I could break my DNA to pieces ♪ ♪ Get rid of all my demons ♪ ♪ If I could cleanse my soul ♪ ♪ Then I could fill the world with all my problems ♪ ♪ But that wouldn't solve them ♪ ♪ So I'm left here alone ♪ ♪ And I've been trying ♪ ♪ To find a reason to get up ♪ ♪ Trying to find ♪ ♪ A reason for this stuff ♪ ♪ In my bedroom and my closet ♪ ♪ Baggage in my heart ♪ ♪ Is still so dark ♪ ♪ Modern loneliness ♪ ♪ We're never alone but always depressed ♪ ♪ Love my friends to death ♪ ♪ But I never call and I never text ♪ ♪ You get what you give ♪ ♪ And you give what you get so ♪ ♪ Modern loneliness ♪ ♪ We love to get high ♪ ♪ But we don't know how to come down down ♪ ♪ Down down down down ♪ ♪ We don't know how to come down down ♪ ♪ Down down down down ♪ ♪ We don't know how to come down down ♪ ♪ Down down down down ♪ ♪ We don't know how to come down down ♪ ♪ Down down down down ♪ ♪ We don't know how to come down ♪ ♪ Modern loneliness ♪ ♪ We're never alone but always depressed ♪ ♪ Love my friends to death ♪ ♪ But I never call and I never text so ♪ ♪ You get what you give ♪ ♪ And you give what you get so ♪ ♪ Modern loneliness ♪ ♪ We love to get high ♪ ♪ But we don't know how to come ♪ (vocalizing) ♪ We don't know how to come down down ♪ ♪ Down down down down ♪ ♪ We don't know how to come down ♪ ♪ I'm dreaming I'm dreaming ♪ ♪ I'm dreaming ♪ ♪ Please don't wake me up ♪ ♪ I'm dreaming I'm dreaming ♪ ♪ I'm dreaming ♪ ♪ Please don't wake me up ♪ ♪ Modern loneliness ♪ ♪ We're never alone but always depressed ♪ – Thank you (applauding) Thank you guys so much, thank you

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