“Lose Somebody” by Kygo & OneRepublic

Anyone who is experienced in the field of romance would likely acknowledge that sometimes such relationships can be a learning experience. For instance in some cases an individual may find a partner who loves him alright. But he can take such a gift for granted and sometimes even do things to drive said person away. And this is the situation which the narrator (Ryan Tedder) is dealing with in “Lose Somebody”. He had someone, i.e. the addressee of the lyrics, who truly loved him. But in his foolishness he ‘threw it all away’. And it is not that we are trying to insinuate that the narrator is a fool.  Rather he himself admits that such actions, in hindsight, were borderline insanity.

So in now ‘losing’ the one he loves, he has come to realize just how valuable she is to his life. As such he is not taking the situation lying down. So in the second verse for example, we find him pleading with her to take him back. Even though she has “let go”, he is “holding on” to the hope that he can salvage their relationship.

So at the end of the day this isn’t a love song per se. Rather the primary sentiment being relayed in one of remorse. For the singer has come to realize, in his own folly, that sometimes “you got to lose somebody” before coming back to your senses in terms of the value they bring to your life.

Lyrics of "Lose Somebody"


Kygo, a Norwegian producer, likewise produced this tune in conjunction with John Nathaniel.

Kygo is also one of the co-writers of the song, as are Alexander Delicata, Morton Ristorp, Jake Torrey, Alysa Vanderheym, Plested and Ryan Tedder.

Release Date of “Lose Somebody”

“Lose Somebody” was released officially on 15 May 2020 as a single from Kygo’s “Golden Hour” album.

Is this Kygo’s first collaboration with OneRepublic?

No. This is actually the second time he has collaborated with OneRepublic, with the first being the 2017 track “Stranger Things”.

3 Responses

  1. Marianah says:

    Was this his first song?

  2. Gi says:

    I think there is an ambiguity to the refrain (and partly the overall song, even though verses seem pretty straightforward) that let the listener interpret the song in 2 ways: sometimes losing somebody will give you perspective on the lost one and appreciate what the relationship really meant and ultimately regret your decisions; on the other hand, losing somebody is a growing experience that makes develop as a person and teaches you how to love somebody else more than the person you lost because of your shortcomings and short-sight. Anybody thinks the same?

  3. Percentage says:

    I agree 1,000 %

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