In the latest episode of Pop Culture Weekly, Kyle McMahon talks with Lauv about his brand new album How I’m Feeling, his 3X platinum hit I Like Me Better and mental health.
Lauv is no stranger to success. Having signed a publishing deal as a junior in college, he chose to finish college before really diving in to the music business. And dive in he did. Writing hit singles like No Promises from Cheat Codes & Demi Lovato, Boys by Charli XCX and Imperfections by Celine Dion, he was simultaneously writing for himself, releasing the compilation album, I Met You When I Was 18 (The Playlist) to rave reviews.
One of the songs eventually included on the collection was I Like Me Better, originally released in May of 2017. After becoming a single, I Like Me Better became a sleeper hit, slowly creeping it’s way up the charts before ultimately becoming a multi platinum hit in multiple countries around the world.
In the latest episode of Pop Culture Weekly, I sat down with Lauv to discuss his debut album, How I’m Feeling. The album has spawned multiple Billboard hits and been met with praise from music critics around the world. The album directly deals with his mental health. The artwork even includes different miniature Lauv’s representing different moods. I asked Lauv what the process was like to record something so personal. He says, “Yeah, it was pretty intense. You know, when I set out to start it I didn’t even know if I actually could make it. I had no idea what it was going to be like. I was actually pretty depressed and dealing with that. So the album for me really marks this progression of where I was a year and a half ago to where I am now. And it means a lot to me.”
In addition to our discussion on How I'm Feeling, Lauv and I talked about hitting over a billion streams, his collaboration with BTS and then played America's new favorite game I Like Me Better When I'm With...!
I also sat down with best selling author Mallika Chopra about her new book, Just Feel: How to Be Stronger, Happier, Healthier and More. Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, gives great advice on how to help your children through the pandemic, as well as how a simple breath can change your day. You can listen to my conversation with Mallika Chopra on the latest episode of Pop Culture Weekly.