LA-based pop-punk artist Lil Lotus has released a new single called ‘When Life Gives You Lemons’. It sees him team up with Toronto-based pop singer Sophie Powers.
Produced by Matt Malpass (Blink-182, MGK), it sees the pair detail a dysfunctional romance. The end result is an upbeat, summer-ready pop-punk number that highlights both Lil Lotus’ and Sophie Powers‘ talent.
“I wanted to write a song about how it feels to be caught up in a relationship where you’re constantly playing the blame game with each other instead of actually communicating. Adding Sophie in made it really upbeat and fun, so I thought it would be a cute twist on a negative situation,” Lil Lotus told Alt Press.
“I knew I wanted to be a part of the song the second I heard Lotus’s catchy hook. His vulnerability is commendable, although there are two sides to every story,” Sophie adds. “I enjoyed writing from the perspective of the heartbreaker, as I’ve often found myself in that position. It doesn’t feel good either. People on the receiving end often forget that. It’s totally understandable, although we shouldn’t villainise someone for simply wanting to move on. The music video is ironic in that sense, as we are visually calling out societal norms. I am literally dressed as a villain. So glad Lotus and I came together for this track. He’s so talented!”
Lil Lotus will be back in the UK next week for a one-off show at the Boston Music Room in London on June 30th.