Northern Irish singer-songwriter Lilla Vargen continues her unreal run of singles (‘Hold On’, ‘Downtown’ – a collective 2.2m streams on Spotify) with the beautiful ‘Believe Me’. Fresh from playing her first London show last week, it’s safe to say that Lilla’s going to have a great 2018. “I’ve never felt like this, so close to happiness, and I never thought you’d feel the same, but now I know it was always this way,” she sings in the new 3.42-minute track. It’s reminiscent of Wyvern Lingo (debut album imminent), the track built around stunning escalating vocals, the music slowly swelling all around. The class artwork is by Nicholas Stevenson. Listen to ‘Believe Me’ on YouTube and Spotify.

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Lyrics:
When he calls to me he calls at the right time
The right time
I never want for much, except for your time
For your time
I’ve never been alone before
Til I was without you
And I never really sang before
Til I sang about you
About you

Do you believe me now
I’ve written it all out
I’m loving more than I would ever allow
Do you believe me now

When I call for him I call at the wrong time
The wrong time
But he cares for me so he doesn’t mind
No, he doesn’t mind
I’ve never felt like this
So close to happiness
And I never thought you’d feel the same
But now I know it was always this way

Do you believe me now
I’ve written it all out
I’m loving more than I would ever allow
Do you believe me now

Do you believe me (repeats to end)