The velvet-voiced Lola Young has dropped the video for her new single “Pick Me Up,” premiering exclusively on Billboard Wednesday (March 18).
In the clip, the up-and-coming U.K. singer lounges in a lush hotel suite as she channels her resentment at a disappointing lover. “I wanted to feel you/ Is that too much for you to give?/ There’s no point in ‘I miss you’/ ‘Cause I never had you to begin with/ You let me down, you didn’t pick me back up,” she croons as the room starts to wobble and sway around her.
“‘Pick Me Up’ is about love and the loss of it,” Young tells Billboard. “It’s also meant to be a song about having anger towards someone but still wanting them regardless of how much they’ve let you down and not metaphorically picked you back up.”
The track will be featured on the rising teen star’s forthcoming EP, Renaissance, which is set to be released April 21 via Capitol Records.
“My upcoming EP is based around love, and longing, and being a young girl living in south London falling in and out of love,” she says, adding that the project’s three tracks “will hopefully take people on a short but meaningful journey.”
Young recently graduated from the Brit School, whose alumni include Amy Winehouse, Adele, Freya Ridings, FKA Twigs, Jade Bird, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Loyle Carner and Rex Orange County.
Check out the exclusive premiere of “Pick Me Up” below.