Listen: Carrie Lane – ‘If I Can’t Be With You’
Indie-pop artist Carrie Lane has just released a new single from an upcoming EP due out this spring. The puppy-love track, “If I Can’t Be With You” is a follow up to the October-released single, “Drowning.” Lane has a husky, thick voice that’s somewhere between Amy Winehouse and new hit-girl Dua Lipa; her voice leans more to Dua Lipa, with her vocal stylings and production pairing more closely with Winehouse. It’s an enjoyable and refreshing bop that’s perfect for this time of year; it feels like spring and the newfound love Lane sings about is perfect for the approaching Valentine’s Day.
Speaking in a press release for the song, Lane describes “If I Can’t Be With You” as “about the all-consuming feeling you get when you first fall in love with someone and all you want is to be with that person.” She adds, “I remember being a teenager and every time I started dating a boy I would have these butterflies in my stomach all of the time […] I have always been a hopeless romantic and when I fall, I fall hard, and this song is a testament to that.”