Singer-songwriter Avery Lynch has released her new single “Sleepover” today. Produced by Emi Dragoi (Sasha Alex Sloan, Meghan Trainor, John K) and mixed by Mark Rankin (Harry Styles, Adele, Florence + the Machine), the song is a buoyant pop track about youthful love. Listen to it now below.
“I wrote ‘Sleepover’ about what it was like living in Boston with my boyfriend and our friends. In the beginning of our relationship, we would meet at the train station when I got out of class, we’d go to this little convenience store near his apartment to get snacks, and then we’d head to his apartment to watch cartoons and eventually fall asleep.” Lynch says of the song. “Later when we were living together in a house with our friends, we would all go on Walgreens runs to get snacks and come back and watch movies together. I wrote ‘Sleepover’ to try and capture how much fun that all was.”
“Sleepover” follows Avery’s previous single “i’m sorry if i hurt u sometimes,” which illustrates the gut-wrenching feeling of realizing that it’s time to let go of a long-term relationship. Achingly tender and heartbreakingly honest, the track reflects upon the ending of something she thought would last forever, “You’re not hard to love / You’re just not meant to be mine.” Meanwhile, “Love Of My Life,” which imagines the other side a relationship where everything seems to be going right, is an unabashed confessional driven by melancholy piano and orchestral synths, with Avery earnestly professing her commitment to the one she loves. “And I know we’re young / But that only means that we get more time for us,” she sings.