Alexis Lynn can’t keep it together much longer in her emotionally raw new single and video Fall Apart — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Unafraid to be vulnerable on the latest release, the ascendant pop diva is back with a dramatically dreamy dance-floor cut that hooks listeners with earworm melodies, a catchy chorus and a message that resonates with us all. “It’s about being everybody else’s rock, and putting their needs before your own,” the West Coast artist explains. “I wrote it at a point in my life where I felt like I was constantly balancing everyone else’s needs, and making sure everyone else was good — disregarding whether or not I was good.
“I was so burnt out and mentally/emotionally exhausted,” she continues. “I kept thinking, ‘When’s it my turn? To just completely crash and burn and have someone else worry about me instead of worrying about anybody else?’ And I don’t know if that’s selfish, but I was just so tired of holding it all together.”
In true Lynn fashion, the song comes complete with a visual component. “I wanted the video to really showcase the chaos of feeling like you have a million different emotions and things going on and giving your energy to so many different people,” she explains. “I wanted it to showcase the feeling of losing your cool — and had a bunch of amazing cast come in for the party scene, and also to play some different emotions like anger, sadness, and euphoria. For the anger scene, the plan was to smash the TV with a baseball bat, but it literally bent the bat instead because the TV was so solid!”
Adding to the singer’s slew of pop heavy singles — including Ghosts, Bubble, I Can’t Relate and more — Fall Apart proves once again that Lynn is a storyteller and truth teller first and foremost, a quality she attributes to her family’s ties to Canada’s First Nations.
Having spent 2021 writing and recording her multifaceted exploration of mental health and its effects on our lives and relationships, Lynn is looking forward to the future. Despite being unable to perform last year, she has not lost her tenacity to create music that moves and entices listeners to create their own dance halls — be it in their own living room or walking down the street with headphones.