How Jake Scott's Love for His Wife Inspired His Powerful New Single 'She's Not You'

Sometimes, it's not an actual breakup that inspires the greatest songs about heartbreak, but the thought of losing the one you love most.

That's definitely the case with singer-songwriter and producer Jake Scott's new single, "She's Not You," an infectious, guitar-driven pop track about the aftermath of the type of relationship that makes it impossible to love the same way again. The powerful song dropped Friday, complete with a performance video—but the inspiration behind the song might not be what you think.

Today, Jake also shared the exciting news of his upcoming Lavender Tour. This 21-date headline tour across the U.S. kicks off on Oct. 15 in San Diego, California before wrapping up on Nov. 20 in Los Angeles, hitting stops in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado and Utah along the way. His last North American headline tour in early 2022 completely sold out, and we're anticipating this one will be even bigger. Ticket sales begin this Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. local time at, so get yours before it's too late!

And we got the chance to chat with Jake all about the new song, its lyrics and the love that inspired him to write it, so keep scrolling to discover the full story.


The Story Behind 'She's Not You'

Jake Scott: This song was really an exercise of imagination. I'm happily married, so I pictured what it would feel like if my wife left me and I tried dating someone new. No matter how great that person might be, they'd never measure up to what I already had, and that would be absolutely devastating.


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What 'She's Not You' Means

JS: This song is really about nostalgia to me. It's the heartbreak of knowing you might never get back to where you once were, and there's something beautifully tragic about that. I'm excited to play it on tour as well!

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Jake's Favorite Lyric

JS: I've got to say, the second verse has a line that I love: "How can I forget all memories on her breath; the red wine and regrets; you're the best I'll ever have." I love how sensory the lyric is and that the smell of red wine on her breath takes the speaker back to a memory with his past love. I just really love it, haha.

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