"Angel," premiering exclusively below from Lucette's upcoming Deluxe Hotel Room album, is the rare happy love song about a relationship that's no more -- but had a happy, or at least "amicable," ending.
"I wrote it when I was starting to date someone, and they were just the most fun person I'd ever met," Edmonton singer-songwriter Lauren Gillis, aka Lucette, tells Billboard. "It was kind of a short-lived romance, but I still have such an admiration for this person. They just had so much joy, and the song's kind of about that giddy, dizzy sort of you're-on-drugs feeling when you're falling in love with somebody -- especially when you fall in love with somebody really fast and it's this mutual sort of explosive love. I really feel like we capture that essence."
The relationship's quick burn, Gillis says, was without malice. "Another song, 'Crazy Bird,' is totally about that situation," she notes. "I honestly couldn't keep up with him. He was such a wonderful person, the life of the party -- almost to a detriment. We would be at the bar every night of the week. It was super, super fun, but I kinda lost steam."