Maude Latour knew that good days were coming after a painful breakup, even if every moment was not sunny, as the singer-songwriter explains in the video for her new single “Headphones”.
The video, which premiered on rolling stone, was “an absolute dream created from total imagination”, says Latour. The visual follows the 22-year-old as she walks around town as she transforms into a giantess – à la Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman – before shrinking to a miniature version of herself as she encounters a ladybug. (Latour loves ladybugs.) “While I was writing the song, all I could see was walking in a field of grass, except I was as small as an ant. We did it,” she says. rolling stone. “This song is about all those wildest dreams coming to life.”
The Steven Mertens-directed fantasy is also peppered with real-life anecdotes as Latour sings about “landing in the library footsteps” – something she did after her breakup with a college student. Columbia University. “It’s also the same steps where I filmed the ‘One More Weekend’ video with a broken heart,” she adds.
Latour – who successfully marries Lorde’s early vocals with pitch-perfect pop sound – says she wrote “Headphones” after going through that difficult separation and feeling “really alone” for the first time. “It all started with me lying on the floor of my dorm, realizing that I was going to be alone in my head all my life,” she explains. “The world suddenly opened up. I really got to know myself and learning to love being alone became my dream.
With the help of producer Mike Adubado, Latour finished writing the song nearly a year and a half after first writing it. The last two lines of the chorus were added as a nod to another defining moment in Latour’s life at the time: his signing to Warner Records. (“I let the music lead the way so I can show you who I am / I put my headphones on and play my song,” she sings.)
“At the end of last summer, as I was putting the finishing touches on the song, something changed. I had changed,” the singer says. “The song started out as an anthem for loving being alone, being alone, falling in love with your own mind… But I realized that once you can love and accept yourself, there’s actually East room for love.”
“Headphones”, then, did not become a hymn to the love of loneliness, but to “see love everywhere”.
The new single follows the release of Latour’s Strangers forever Last year’s EP, which includes his hit ‘One More Weekend’, as well as the tracks ‘Block Your Number’ and ‘Clean’. “Music is always a deeply spiritual experience, and my best work happens when I’m in total flow, just being a conduit, letting something flow through me,” she says.