Larah Nakhle Releases New Song About The Search For Love via Dating Apps
OK Cupid tells the story of a young girl who was searching everywhere for love and decided to try the dating app OK Cupid, where eventually she found the man of her dreams. This is reflected by lyrics in the second verse: “who loves to do the dishes and make dinner too”, which then goes on to say “who loves a conversation, I do”, highlighting the similarities these two fictitious characters have in common. The bounciness and energetic vibe of the vocals in the choruses beginning with “oh oh oh” represents how the girl felt over the moon and couldn’t stop smiling because of how happy she was to have met a guy who was “friendly, tall, dark, not so handsome and 22”.
When Lara got home that day, she started thinking about what kind of guys would show that they’re interested by swiping right on her profile photo if she did end up deciding to get Tinder. As a joke Lara asked her mum, if she should sign up for Tinder, knowing that she would most likely say no, however, instead she responded by saying “I don’t think so, but why don’t you write a song about it?”
Next day Lara sat down and wrote some rather silly song lyrics and put them with piano chords. After showing them to Roxanne Kiely, her long standing vocal coach and mentor, who is also an accomplished & well known songwriter herself, who collaborated with her on her debut single, “Love Left Behind”, in co-writing that song. At first, she thought that her lyrics were too clunky and unstructured, however, Roxanne liked the idea of the song and thought it would be good to write a song about these times of online dating.
They decided to meet and talk about how they could rewrite it from scratch, but also incorporate some of Lara’s original lyrics and ideas. As nothing rhymed with Tinder, Roxanne asked Lara if she knew of any other dating apps and after naming a few, Lara suggested OK Cupid, which Roxanne immediately thought would sound good in a song. By the time they had the meeting to discuss lyrics, Roxanne had written 5 pages of lyrics they could choose from based on the idea. They spent about an hour experimenting with the different lyrics and how they sounded with different chords. It only took another one-hour session the following week to finalise the verses, choruses and hook lines of “la la” and
“OK Cupid”. Stephen Kiely, her piano teacher and also a co-writer /producer of my last song, added the lines “I do, I do, I do” which gave the song another feel similar to wedding vows.
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