Singer-songwriter Chynna Lewis unveils new single and video “Where I Left You”
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Chynna Lewis releases new single and video for “Where I Left You” from her forthcoming debut EP ‘What Are Friends For’. Renowned for being an ultra versatile and skilled vocalist, Chynna has supported artists such as Ed Sheeran, Jessie Reyez, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Jully Black as a backup singer for the past decade.
On this, her heart-wrenching second single and video from her highly anticipated EP, Lewis’ vivid lyrics and vocals leave a lingering impression of a love once lost, while the video’s movement and fiery ending underscore the track’s earthy, sultry tone. Co-directed by Mark Klassen and Petit Common, the curatorial intensity of the video’s indoor and outdoor shots matches the soothing piano playing.
“I wrote this song during a time when my heart felt so broken that I thought I would never move past it,” says the captivating Taiwanese-Canadian Pop/R&B artist who was recently invited to sing the Canadian national anthem at a Toronto Raptors home game. “I had it in my head that love meant fighting through the rough patches, and when things ended I found myself still craving that dysfunction as a mode of comfort. At my lowest I went back to that ex, knowing that seeing them would set me back from all the healing I had done, but I didn’t care.”
She adds: “I wrote this song to capture how I felt at that time, like ‘fuck it, I’d rather be in pain than be alone.’ That was also when I had to face the fact that I was lacking in self-love; not an easy thing to come to terms with. It’s a very cathartic experience for me to release this song. It reminds me that sometimes we have to play with fire to learn our lessons, and that was a big one for me.”