Lindsey Stirling and Mako are the dream team you never knew you needed. The two talented musicians have teamed up for “Lose You Now,” and this one will hit you right in the feels. The emotional track is also a wonderful glimpse at the musical skill both artists possess too. “Lose You Now” is the first single of 2021 for both Lindsey and Mako. Lindsey had some massive collabs last year including tracks with John Legend, Kiesza and Darius Rucker. Mako just recently put out his latest album Fable last month.
“Lose You Now” is a song that’s rooted in grief, but ultimately exudes positivity through the powerful musical performances. Lindsey originally wrote the song as a tribute to her father and best friend, who each recently passed away. It started as an instrumental called “Guardian” off her 2019 album Artemis. She and Mako had previously worked together, so she reached out to Mako (Alex Seaver) to take it up a notch with some vocals and additional production. Here’s what they had to say about teaming up on this emotional powerhouse.
“This song was on my album as an instrumental song, but I always knew it was really special. I am so grateful for Mako for the lyrics he wrote to ‘Lose You Now’ because he perfectly captured the feelings I’d never been able to put into words. I actually balled like a baby the first time I heard his version. I felt like my father and best friend (both of whom have passed away) were giving me a big warm hug. Creating this song and the music video has brought me a sense of peace. The video is full of special memories and signs that represent the people I’ve lost. I used to have cereal picnics with my dad. Whenever I see a monarch butterfly, I feel like my friend Gavi is checking in on me. The little fox stuffed animal represents my baby niece, who passed away this summer. These little Easter eggs and many more make this video so special to me. Now, as we release it, I hope to share that hug and healing with the world. We can all use it right now.” – Lindsey Stirling
“This was a really special song for me to be a part of. I was so lucky to meet Lindsey while working on her recent album, when I worked on ‘Love Goes On And On’ with her and Amy Lee. More importantly, we became friends in that period of time. When word got to me that Lindsey was looking for a special vocal to accompany ‘Guardian,’ I remember being so completely moved by the subject of the song. Something about getting to know Lindsey and feeling a very sincere sense of care for her, the vocal just absolutely tumbled out. I remember getting choked up trying to even record it, it took me a few tries. I’m really grateful to be involved in this and looking forward to sharing the message of this song with everyone out there.” – Mako
Check out the video for Lindsey Stirling & Mako’s “Lose You Now” and try not to cry.