Teddy Swims On His Breakthrough Hit ‘Lose Control’
Teddy Swims has spoken about his breakthrough hit Lose Control in a new interview with Variety.
“For the first time in my career, I thought, ‘God, this is going to change my life,’” he says of the recording session.
“A lot of times in the past I was very close to hitting the mark, but I was still defining what I wanted to be,” he added. “I don’t think those were failures per se, but we were experimenting and trying to find something authentic to me.
“I’ve actually been making — or trying to make — this kind of music for the last four years. Lose Control is just the first time I really hit the mark… I used to think that it wasn’t enough to have a good song anymore. Now I disagree with that.”
The vocalist went on to point out what makes Lose Control stand out. “You don’t hear a lot of songs like Lose Control anymore,” he suggested. “It’s got roots in country, rock, Motown, and R&B — and it was made to be sung live.
“Good singers are hard to come by these days. People want real music with real feelings and real instruments… “Nothing beats the human experience. It’s in the way somebody plays guitar or hits a note, you can feel the emotion.”
He considered the benefits of finding success at 31, “I used to be so impatient and wanted everything to happen now, but if I had this success at 21, I would be dead. I would’ve spun out and got strung out and thrown this all the way had it happened any moment before right now.”
Lose Control is just the start, he suggests, “Now I know what it feels like to write a great song. When I get that gut feeling again, I’ll trust it.”