Adam Young opens up about Ann Marie.
- Question: Your new song “Lonely Lullaby” mentions Ann Marie many times, a reference to your ex-girlfriend. Did you consider changing her name in the song?
- Answer: Ann Marie was, and certainly still is, such a beautiful person to me, and I’d never written such a personal song before, I knew I had to include her name in the lyrics because the song is truly what I wish I could say to her now that’s she’s gone. A lot of my songs are written purely from the imagination and some have no representation of my personal life, but “Lonely Lullaby” was the first song I wrote almost ENTIRELY about something as personal as a romantic relationship. Ann had blue eyes, her favorite flowers were pink star-lilies, and I used to literally sing her to sleep over the phone while she was home and I was on tour. The song is in fact so personal, it almost hurts to listen to it now that such a perfect relationship has come to an end. I wasn’t sure if I had something as “genuine and pure” inside of me but the song basically wrote itself and I’m proud of it.