Laura Marano – Breakup song


Laura is a prolific songwriter and classically-trained musician who has written over 100 songs with today’s biggest writers, totaling over 300 million streams across streaming platforms and 18 million fans across socials. She dropped her debut ME EP in 2019, followed by the YOU EP in Oct 2020 — showing that “there are always two sides to every story.” In 2021, Marano expanded on that concept with several collaborations, duets, and remixes of YOU EP originals, culminating into the YOU Deluxe EP releasing June 2021.The project has received abundant praise from the likes of MTV, Billboard, NME, Ones To Watch, Apple Music, Tidal and more.

About This Song

“We all have a favorite breakup song to listen to. Maybe we have a few, maybe they’re all by Adele; either way, breakup songs are some of the best songs out there, and, as a writer, they’re incredibly cathartic to create.  I remember when I was going through my first breakup, it felt like I hit my stride with my music. I was writing more than I ever had written, and I couldn’t help but feel incredibly thankful for all the feelings I had. Those feelings were also confusing, because as I was healing from my breakup, I was also falling in love again – so there were a lot of conflicting emotions.

 I ended up being with that person I was falling in love with for almost four years until our breakup a few months ago. This time, I was yet again writing more than I had for a while  -some of my favorite songs I’ve ever written – but instead of being filled with gratitude, I was resentful. I hated how easily these sad songs were coming out of me, and I couldn’t help but feel bitter every time someone told me, “Oh, you’re going through a breakup? You’re gonna be writing some great music!” So, I ended up writing “breakup song” about not wanting to write a breakup song about my ex. The irony is not lost on me that I did end up writing one of my favorite songs, it was, in fact, inspired by my breakup, and it was incredibly cathartic to write. Sometimes, you just can’t help when inspiration strikes, especially when it’s a breakup song.”

-Laura Marano