The 29th installment of Ryan Hemsworth‘s Secret Songs series is a sentimentally beautiful gem called “Since U Asked” created by songsmith Jon Lawless A.K.A. Swim Good featuring Anna Horvath of Merival on vocals, as well as collaborative assistance from Darren Seltmann of the Avalanches, Torq from Stars, and Joel Karlsson of Air France. Together their song focuses on eclectically mixing different genres of R&B, bedroom pop, indie, and folk and blending it all together with the right amount of feel good electronic samples. Made to be aurally addictive, the instrumental buildup that comes in around the 1:30 mark will be sure to make any listener smile and want to repeat this over and over.
When Jon Lawless wrote about the inspiration behind the song, he said:
“You know when someone asks how you’re doing
and you can’t help but give a super honest answer??
This song is about the highs and lows of that.”