“Goodbye” by LP
On this song, LP is addressing a fellow female who is obviously a romantic interest. And no, she is not doing so simply for artistic purposes, as when combining the gender of the addressee with the physical appearance of the vocalist, it is correct safe to assume that LP is in fact a lesbian. And underneath all of the poetic metaphors and even musings in foreign languages, what Goodbye is obviously based on is the singer breaking up with said individual. Moreover, the way the situation reads is as if she has done her best to perpetuate this relationship, even after realizing it was more or less dead some time ago. But now, the vocalist is able to admit to herself that it is in fact over.
However as implied above, she is not taking this realization lying down. So in the process of coming to grips with the inevitable, LP references “heroes”, “demons”, ‘changing seasons’ and all types of philosophical stuff. And it would seem that the conclusion she has come to is that true romance does not solely consist of passionless sex, as apparently the featured her relationship with third lady has degenerated to. So instead of remaining in a situation that is hurting her emotionally though perhaps pleasing her physically, the narrator is ‘waving goodbye’ to this association.
And it could also be argued that on a macrocosmic level, LP is speaking to the concept of disassociating one’s self from any aspect of a person’s life that is, most simply put, depressing. So it’s like the conclusive argument is that at the end of the day it isn’t worth it to force yourself to remain in a situation that is making your life miserable from an emotional perspective.
LP is the moniker of one Laura Pergolizzi, who hails from Long Island, New York. Her personal discography dates back to 2001, with the songstress’s biggest hit thus far being 2015’s Lost on You.
But whereas LP is from the United States, the bulk of her chart success has actually been experienced in Europe. For instance, thus far only one of her five studio albums she has dropped, 2014’s “Forever For Now”, has managed to appear on the Billboard 200 and even in that regard peaking on the bottom half of the list.
But it should be noted that three of her aforementioned albums have broken the top 10 of Billboard’s Top Heatseekers chart.
LP may be better known in musical circles for her songwriting credits, as in that regard she has worked with vocalists a lot more successful than herself. And the list of artists she has written for include the likes of the following:
- Backstreet Boys (2007)
- Christina Aguilera (2010)
- Rihanna (2011)
- Cher (2013)
- Céline Dion (2019)
As of the release of “Goodbye” on 8 July 2021, LP is 40 years old. She first teased the track on 24 June, a couple of weeks prior to its issuance.
LP wrote this song with Nate Campany and the track’s producer, Mike Del Rio, the latter being one of her established collaborators.