Emerging artist imfalls has released his new single, “I Lost Myself“, which follows the ups and downs from moving from Phoenix to Los Angeles. The track, which is accompanied by a JakeTheShooter-directed video can be heard now below.
“‘I Lost Myself’ is essentially the story of how my mind was feeling when I moved to Los Angeles,” shares imfalls, aka 19-year-old Benjamin Sanchez. “Every day I hear somebody talk about LA being magical or awful, but being 19 and feeling optimistic, I took a chance on the city. Unfortunately, my experience followed both sides of this spectrum with an up and down pattern. Some days being a 10/10, while other days made me question if I had belonged in the city in the first place. In the intro, I said, ‘I feel like I should be at home, but no one really wants me there.’ This was basically my mind playing games with itself and overthinking the opinions of others. I would wake up in the morning and never have a clear thought of what I was doing there. Day by day, it got worse and the derealization episodes hit me like a truck. The irony is that although I wrote a simple song about the bad series of events in LA, so many other people can find comfort and validation in their own life challenges. I think we all lose ourselves at one point, seek the problem, and let that better you.”
Of the music video, he adds, “This day was one to remember, not only because of the execution of the video itself, but also because I truly felt the manic mindset and brought myself back to the mood when recording this song, making this a surreal experience. The video contains several shots of eerie lighting and flashbacks of when everything felt ‘normal’ in my life. From scene to scene, you can slowly see me get more and more into character, the lights, moods and everything in between perfectly illustrates the theme of losing yourself.”