Eliza Edens – I Needed You [Video]
Born and raised in rural Massachusetts and currently living in Brooklyn, NY —via Colorado and then Philadelphia— Eliza Edens delights with the delicate and enthralling “I Needed You.” The single is the latest offering from Eliza’s upcoming sophomore album, We’ll Become the Flowers, out October 14th.
On her album, Eliza explores themes of “what happens after the end,” and “I Needed You” explores the implications of a breakup. Not sure what this says about me, but lately, I seem to gravitate a lot to songs that deal with the ending of a relationship or the feeling of being in a relationship that’s no longer fulfilling and the likes. As human beings we have all sorts of relationships, and in a broader non-romantic sense, the special appeal of these songs becomes clear.
But let’s hear what Eliza actually says about her new song and lovely video:
“I Needed You” explores the liminal space that exists near the end of a relationship – when you’re vacillating between “I need them” and “I don’t need them.” It’s about trying to discover and center your own needs when sometimes it’s easier to lie to yourself and ignore them. It’s about perhaps not even knowing what you need and being okay with that. I initially wrote this song as a sad little breakup waltz, but when I showed it to my collaborators, they elevated it into a slow burn rocker that had me laughing by the end.
Luckily, the “breakup waltz” is still noticeable in this gorgeous slow burner, complete with wistful steel guitar sprinkles. Listen to “I Needed You,” our Song Pick of the Day, and enjoy the charming video too:
Photo Credit: Matt Gaillet