Lhasa Petik Stops and Smells the Roses with “Here and Gone”

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // April 16, 2021

Lhasa Petik may be an unfamiliar name for now, but she’s undoubtedly destined for success. The rising Canadian talent has never been one to stay boxed into one category, as we can tell from her beautifully eclectic discography. To introduce you to Petik’s otherworldly indie tendencies, we invite you to vibe along to her immaculate new single, “Here and Gone.”

On “Here and Gone,” Lhasa Petik reflected,

“When I was writing ‘Here and Gone,’ there was a point where all of my insecurities and fears were coming true. As someone who always needs change and excitement, routine is one of my biggest fears, but being stuck at home has forced me to sit with my thoughts. I’ve had to take a step back and appreciate life and relationships for what they are without all the crazy parties and traveling.”

As alluring as the mysterious stranger you’d lock eyes with from across the dance floor, “Here and Gone” hypnotizes us into Petik’s world of soul stirring beats. Drawing inspiration from lo-fi and modern pop, Petik channels the more experimental side of herself to create and fully self-produce the greatness that is “Here and Gone.” Although Petik is an adrenaline junkie, “Here and Gone” reminds her to stop and smell the roses every once in a while.

“Instead of avoiding the lows or turning to vices to cope, I’ve been forced to appreciate them for what they are. ‘Are you really living if you never think of dying’ is one of the most vulnerable lyrics I’ve written, because I’ve gone through some dark times that I often try to forget, and rarely like to acknowledge. However, I’ve started to realize that you can’t appreciate the highs without the lows, the same way that we value life because it doesn’t last forever.”


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