Sad Forever

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"Sad Forever"
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Single by Lauv
from the album How I'm Feeling
ReleasedMay 31, 2019 (2019-05-31)
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Lauv singles chronology
"Drugs & the Internet"
"Sad Forever"
"Fuck, I'm Lonely"
Audio sample
Music video
"Sad Forever" on YouTube

"Sad Forever" is a song by American singer and songwriter Lauv, released as a single on May 31, 2019. It is the third single from Lauv's upcoming debut studio album, How I'm Feeling.[1] Like other songs from the album, "Sad Forever" addresses his mental health.[2] All proceeds from the song are donated to charities that address the stigma of mental health, including Time to Change and Beyond Blue.[3]


Lauv (who struggles from OCD and depression), wrote the song while on his 2019 Asian tour. The lyrics "Sad Forever" are written in first person, with lyrics focusing on how he feels living with numerous mental health conditions, and the stigma surrounding them. Additional topic references include depersonalization, grief, insomnia, and the usage of mental health medications.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on YouTube on May 31, 2019. Lauv premiered the song during the Manila Leg of his Asian Tour on May 20, 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and eventually shot the music video in one take afterwards. During the concert, Lauv stated that "This is officially the biggest headline show that I ever played," and he wanted to have the video shot in Manila.[4][5]


Chart (2019) Peak
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[6] 18
Singapore (RIAS)[7] 23


  1. ^ "Sad Forever". ASIN B07S2Z674D. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  2. ^ Legaspi, Althea; Legaspi, Althea (2019-06-05). "Lauv's New Single 'Sad Forever' Benefits Mental Health Organizations". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  3. ^ "Lauv's New Song 'Sad Forever' Will Help Various Mental Health Organizations". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  4. ^ "LAUV wows fans in Manila, unveils 2 new singles during his 2019 Asian Tour". INQPOP. May 24, 2019. Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Nikko Tuazon (May 27, 2019). "Lauv shoots new music video during Manila concert". Retrieved August 1, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Official New Zealand Hot Singles Chart". THE OFFICIAL NZ MUSIC CHART. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "RIAS International Top Charts Week 28". Recording Industry Association (Singapore). Archived from the original on July 18, 2019.