Alex Lahey – “They Wouldn’t Let Me In”

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Alex Lahey – “They Wouldn’t Let Me In”


Alex Lahey is releasing a new album, The Answer Is Always Yes, in May. We’ve heard a few tracks from it already — “Shit ‘Talkin,” “Congratulations,” and “Good Time” — and today she’s back with another one, “They Wouldn’t Let Me In.”

“After watching the brilliant tv series Heartstopper, I spent a lot of time thinking about my own experiences growing up as a queer teenager,” Lahey shared in a statement. “Although I was extremely lucky that the majority of my experience was filled with joy, acceptance and love, it wasn’t always smooth sailing.” She continued:

This song is inspired by those tougher moments – not being allowed to attend my high school girlfriend’s school formal, being excluded from conventional romantic rites of passage, moments of isolation and feeling like I couldn’t relate to anyone around me. ‘They Wouldn’t Let Me In’ is by far the most direct song I’ve ever written about this time.

Listen below.

The Answer Is Always Yes is out 5/19 via Liberation.

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