British Columbia singer-songwriter, Louise Burns started her career as part of the teenage pop-punk band Lillix. On April 21st, she will release her new album, ‘Element.’ The lead single from the album is “I Don’t Feel it Like I Used To.” Sounding somewhere between Madonna and Kate Bush, the song has elements of synth-pop darkwave. It is tranquil yet upbeat and has a little bit of passion. As the opening cut for her impending full-length, her latest endeavor sees her channel a warm and serene vibe, flawlessly heightened by her own enchanting vocal performance throughout.
She said of the single, “This is the first song I wrote for what became the album. I felt torn between writing something more gothic country like my older catalog, or trip-hop and sample-based like the music I was listening to. Naturally, it turned into both, which is a testament to the song’s story: an homage to my newfound not really worrying about what people think my music, or me, might be, and focusing on what I like and what inspires me. Not feeling “it” like I used to is referring to the full body forward momentum I was feeling of getting over something that wasn’t good for me. Leaving behind your past can be a glorious thing.”
Inspired by the cooling breeze of the ocean from her part-time residence, “I Don’t Feel Like I Used To,” she weds a southern gothic with a fiery mesmerizing beat. On the entirety of the album, she says, “Element’ is a pop album for introverts. A soundtrack to accompany a trip into one’s inner world when the outside one isn’t cutting it.”
Pre-save ‘Element’ here and watch the music video below!