Lindsey Stirling teams up with Mako on new a powerful single ‘Lose You Now‘ featured along with an official music video
The new single ‘Lose You Now‘ was written in memory of her father and best friend, “Lose You Now,” available via BMG, is an emotive pop song about loss and grief, stemming from Stirling’s instrumental-only track “Guardian” of her latest chart-topping studio album Artemis. “Lose You Now” was co-written by Stirling and Mako (Alex Seaver) and produced by Jason Evigan (Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha, Jonas Brothers).
Lindsey Stirling shares about the new single, “This song was on my album as an instrumental song, but I always knew it was really special,” shares Stirling. “I am so grateful for Mako for the lyrics he wrote to ‘Lose You Now’ because he perfectly captured the feelings I’d never been able to put into words. I actually balled like a baby the first time I heard his version. I felt like my father and best friend (both of whom have passed away) were giving me a big warm hug. Creating this song and the music video has brought me a sense of peace. The video is full of special memories and signs that represent the people I’ve lost. I used to have cereal picnics with my dad. Whenever I see a monarch butterfly, I feel like my friend Gavi is checking in on me. The little fox stuffed animal represents my baby niece, who passed away this summer. These little Easter eggs and many more make this video so special to me. Now, as we release it, I hope to share that hug and healing with the world. We can all use it right now.”
Mako shares about the collaboration, “This was a really special song for me to be a part of,” adds Mako. “I was so lucky to meet Lindsey while working on her recent album when I worked on ‘Love Goes On And On’ with her and Amy Lee. More importantly, we became friends in that period of time. When word got to me that Lindsey was looking for a special vocal to accompany ‘Guardian,’ I remember being so completely moved by the subject of the song. Something about getting to know Lindsey and feeling a very sincere sense of care for her, the vocal just absolutely tumbled out. I remember getting choked up trying to even record it, it took me a few tries. I’m really grateful to be involved in this and looking forward to sharing the message of this song with everyone out there.”
Stirling’s latest release, her fifth album Artemis (released September 2019 via BMG), debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and remained on the chart for 15 combined weeks. Artemis has also been turned into a successful comic book series. Additionally, Stirling co-wrote The New York Times best-selling book The Only Pirate at the Party with her sister Brook S. Passey, was the runner-up on Season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” and has appeared on “America’s Got Talent.” The multi-hyphenate star is also currently helping families in need through her nonprofit charity outreach program The Upside Fund.
Lindsey Stirling closed out 2020 with her live-streaming holiday special “Lindsey Stirling: Home for the Holidays,” which she independently created, produced, and financed. The all-new, hour-long ticketed TV special drew over 100,000 views from tens of thousands of fans and families worldwide. “Home for the Holidays” featured Stirling performing seasonal favorites off her chart-topping holiday album Warmer In the Winter, brought to life by talented dancers, glittering costumes, a live band, and stylized sets in a high-production quality recorded show that blurred the lines between concert and Christmas special.
Throughout Mako career, the Los Angeles-based artist has collaborated with artists such as Illenium, R3HAB, and Steve Angello, all of which supplement his output as Mako, in addition to his previous co-write with Stirling. Alongside the recent release of Fable, Seaver has continued his work with the video game League of Legends for Riot Games, co-writing and co-producing many of their biggest releases, as well as being a part of the team scoring Riot Games’ debut TV series Arcane.