You'd be forgiven for not knowing the name Harley Alaska; after all, the young Sydney-based artist just released his debut single. Yet if you've been lucky enough to stumble upon one of his TikTok videos, which have gone on to rack up over four million likes, "Lose You Too" is a song that has been a long time coming.
Teased through a series of nigh-viral videos, "Lose You Too" speaks to the bittersweet feeling of losing yourself in someone else. Opening on Harley's heartfelt lyrics, which sway between outright heartbreak and coping with the fear of uncertainty, the Sydney-based artist's debut single makes no qualms with wearing its heart on its sleeve. And while lines like "If I lose you too / Then who am I" ring out with all the passion and desperation of a late-night spiral, the production builds to unveil a cathartic high, hinting at a light at the end of the tunnel.
Self-released, "Lose You Too" is more than an impressive debut single, it's a reflection of Harley's artistry in its truest form. "this is my first release ever - i've always held back and kept my music kinda secret because i have such high standards for myself but i realised i want to have this journey with all of you and this is such a cool place to start. i see all your dms and i'm so thankful for all the support - i've never been more inspired to create and put myself out there and that's all you guys," shares the Sydney artist in a candid Instagram post.
The accompanying video shot in Harley's native Sydney during lockdown and with no budget serves as further testament to the self-made artist's insatiable drive to create a world all his own. It's a world we cannot wait to lose ourselves in the months and years to come.
What the "Lose You Too" video below: