22-year-old Boston-based singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Lily Fitts has released her highly anticipated debut single, “Hurts Like Hell” today via ThirtyKnots Records. The track beautifully showcases Fitts’ uniquely soulful and raspy voice, which carries the intangible quality stars are made of. Living in a world hyper-fixated on being “the bigger person,” “Hurts Like Hell” is driven by the raw and honest inner dialogue surrounding a difficult breakup. With lyrics like “I tell my friends that I wish you well but the truth is honey that I hope it hurts like hell,” Fitts shares what a lot of us feel but are too scared to say out loud.
Speaking about the track, Fitts said, “Hurts Like Hell is a song about being betrayed by someone you once cared a lot and trying to process the aftermath of it all. This was one of the easiest songs I have ever written, the lyrics flowed because every word was written from my experiences. Grant Averill, Liv Miraldi and producer Peter Fenn really helped bring this track to life and I hope you all love it as much as I do.”
Even at a young age, Lily Fitts’ voice feels as if it carries decades of captured emotions and experience. Fitts has been sharing covers online on platforms like Vine and TikTok for over 10 years, hooking in fans and artists alike with her incredible tone and talent. After garnering the attention of artists like Zach Bryan, Noah Khan, and The Lumineers, “Hurts Like Hell” serves as an introduction to Fitt’s debut as a solo artist.