Maisie Peters’ latest single is a manifestation anthem and fans are loving it. As the second single to be lifted off from her upcoming album The Good Witch – out June 16 via Gingerbread Man Records/Asylum – it was tagged “Song of the Year” by The Official Charts’ George Griffiths when a snippet of the song was shared in early March. With a catchy chorus to boot, the song completely smashes the unhappy breakup recollections that was The Good Witch’s lead single, “Body Better.”
“Got the news just last month / That I am exhausting and you’re not in love,” she sings in the opening verse, introducing an ex-lover who’s MIA and busy taking the clothes off his next. Without being vengeful or needy, Peters may have just delivered a new breed of breakup songs: the one where you’ve moved on and feeling completely grudgeless while knowing fully well your ex will end up being the one that’s missing you.
The chorus sees her telling us that it will be hard for her ex to repress the memories of their time together, confident that one day he’s gonna wake up and realize he “lost the breakup.” One of the best things about the song is the self-assurance that inspires her to say, “I won the breakup.”
Sharing the origins of the song, Peters wrote on Instagram, “i wrote this song [in Stockholm] and knew in my bones that it was special – i wonder if i have played it the most out of the whole album. if body better was me at my lowest, lost the breakup was me clawing my way back up and out; it feels like dressing up in sequins and going to a party with your best friends, like cheap champagne and smudged lipstick and burgers on the floor at 3am. it feels like a song i’ll want to sing live for the rest of my life. and oh shit! we filmed the music video in tokyo of course.”
She also wrote on Twitter that “[Lost the Breakup] means the world to me,” adding at another time that “It’s a manifestation song and maybe if you sing it, it will come true (it did for me).”
“Lost the Breakup” is set to be accompanied by a music video that was shot in Tokyo when she was there on tour. While we wait for The Good Witch to drop, she’s got an upcoming sold-out date at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 27th April.