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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // May 18, 2021
If you’ve ever been a teenager, Lisa Heller has the perfect music for you. Ahead of her upcoming EP release, Heller has been hard at work on crafting the most precious ballads that capture the young adult experience to a tee. Without further ado, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter is pleased to present her immaculate new single, “18.”
On “18,” Lisa Heller reflected,
“Right in the beginning of the pandemic, I went back to my hometown in Connecticut for a while and started thinking about my favorite playground. I wanted to revisit that nostalgia through the triple lens of memories, looking back at the playground through three different perspectives: Childhood, thinking I was too big for the town as a teenager with my friends, and now in my 20s, looking back at myself at 18 and seeing that I was still just a baby.”
As an independent artist, Heller was able to create “18” exactly how she wanted, and it certainly shows. As Heller croons about fake IDs and being drunk on merry-go-rounds, this piano-driven track features such mature composition that’ll have you in disbelief. For those of you who are still figuring out what adulthood looks like, Heller reminds you to slow down and appreciate your youth while you can.
“I think it will always be the case that the older I get, the more I will look back and think I was so young and had so much to learn. Life has so much room for growth over time.”