Michelle Chamuel is best known for finishing second on the fourth season of The Voice, but before she made an impression on millions of TV viewers, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was earning views the old-fashioned way: covering the country in a tour bus with her band, Ella Riot.
But this isn't a lament -- it's a call to action. Before long, the track shifts gears and opens into a surging chorus driven by a barrage of synthesizers. The singer tells Billboard, "At its core, 'Lottery' is about the bittersweet thrill of taking a chance on love and the desperation of knowing the odds are against you." The hook -- "we'll find out if it's meant to be, if we both play the lottery" -- suggests that there's uncertainty involved, but Chamuel's passionate vocal betrays no doubt: She's all in.