Love U More is the debut single from Vancouver singer/songwriter DANI. Channeling her experience from a toxic relationship with a drug addict, DANI chronicles the period that left her empty, poor, and in mental and emotional ruins. The downtempo and ominous single is joined by a video directed by Chad Rook, featuring the singer and symbols that reflect that experience. Here’s what she had to say about the single:
I used to be in a relationship with a drug addict. I felt the direct push and pull of love. One day he loved me, the next he was out the door looking for his fix. I stayed in the relationship because I wanted to ‘save him’ and help him get better. I didn’t realize giving him all my energy and time was only sucking me dry of my own wants and dreams. I spent many years allowing this person to hold me back from my success and financially being able to launch my career. Whenever I write songs, I revert back to this time as it was such a substantial and revolutionary time in my life. I felt the trivial ups and downs as they crashed through my soul. Although there were heartaches, I learnt how to love myself. Music was my only medicine and with that I feel that was my way of getting through that hell hole i’d put myself in. Any song I write for this project will be with this theme as it’s the most harsh part of my life. I believe people can relate to this and want to hear about it. Love is cliche for a reason.