We had a chat with Kristina Lachaga about her endearing new release that showcases the sweetest and softest side of her sound.
Over the last decade or so, Kristina Lachaga is an artist who has been winning over audiences with her affable charm and catchy indie pop sound and appeal, building a catalogue of varied and engaging track along the way.
The latest addition to these is her stunning and effortlessly uplifting new single ‘Love You More’, an endearing love song that captures the relatable, euphoric feeling of being in love, and the way that it grows and develops over time. From the serene melodies to Kristina’s charming sense of personality and charisma, the track has a lush sense of tranquillity and poise throughout, and highlights the sweet appeal of the more light and intoxicatingly alluring side to her sound. We love this new release, and had a chat with Kristina to find out some more about what inspired the track and its message.
Hey! We love your new single ‘Love You More’, what more can you tell us about it?
Thank you so much! Absolutely!! Some songs write themselves and “Love You More” did just that. “Love You More” is the 1st “romance” song I’ve ever released, so I’m really happy that everyone is loving it and relating to it. It’s inspired by love that grows day by day and I hope “Love You More” brings an endless amount of love and sunshine to those who listen to it.
What was the process like putting it together?
I wrote ‘Love You More’ as a one-take voice note on my phone! Lyrics and melody typically come to me at the same time and that was the case with Love You More. I knew I really liked ‘Love You More’ and wanted to get it produced, so I brought it to my producer (Rich). He added fingerpicking on the guitar and we did a few other small changes. We barely changed any of the lyrics or melody from that original voice note. I think we recorded it 1-2 days later. Over the years I had Rich add percussion to LYM and then a couple months ago I had it mastered by Nathan Dantzler at The Hit Lab in Nashville. I knew I wanted him to work on Love You More since I had heard his work on Niall Horan’s Flicker album back in 2017. I took my time with Love You More and I’m happy I did.
What were your biggest influences when creating the track?
Capturing the moment so…early mornings, sunshine, someone you love.
Love You More was written back in the summer of 2016. There weren’t a lot (if any) songs on the radio that sounded like it. ‘This Town’ by Niall Horan and ‘Malibu’ by Miley Cyrus were the only songs on the radio that I remember even being remotely similar in 2016/2017. They didn’t influence the track though because they were released after I wrote Love You More.
There is often a really uplifting and positive feel to your sound, is that something that you set out to achieve?
I think it comes naturally. Not all the songs I write are that way, but a good amount of the songs I’ve released are definitely very uplifting and have a positive feel. But…I absolutely love an edgy song or a heartbreak song. They’re the most fun to perform. Performing a “love song” like Love You More feels a bit different to me. You have to tap into different emotions and performance styles for each song.
What else do you have planned for the near future?
I have quite a few songs in my back pocket…and they’re all completely different from one another. Like…really different. I think I’ll keep everyone guessing.