Sydney Rose Explores the Bittersweet Side of Everlasting Love in 'I'll Never Get Over It'

We've been enchanted with 18-year-old singer-songwriter ever since we first heard a teaser for "I'll Never Get Over It" on TikTok in April, and it's clear we're not the only ones.

Armed with just an acoustic guitar and her gorgeously delicate voice, she won over the world with her soulful, folksy sound—and it's no surprise that Olivia Rodrigo is one of her biggest fans. Today, Sydney didn't only release the full song, complete with a powerful music video, but also announced her debut EP, You Never Met Me, out July 8. We got the chance to chat with Sydney all about the new song, its lyrics and what it means to her, and here's what she had to say.

The Story Behind 'I'll Never Get Over It'

Sydney Rose: The funny story about the song is that I've never really been so in love like this song talks about. I thought it would be a fun idea to challenge myself to write a song about loving someone so much that I could never love anyone like them ever again. I also liked the bittersweet idea that someone will always have that one person that they will love for the rest of their lives.


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What 'I'll Never Get Over It' Means

SR: This song tackles the feelings of still loving someone after a "mature breakup"—that even though you aren't together, you can still feel like you are in love with them. I hope listeners can find comfort in knowing that their feelings are valid and that a bunch of other people share the same feelings. And that one day, of course, they can get over the feeling.


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Sydney's Favorite Lyric

SR: "I wouldn't want to wish their brown eyes to turn to blue." This lyric, for me, represents the guilt you feel that when you are in a different relationship, you still feel feelings for the person you broke up with beforehand. I really like that one.

Sydney Rose under beach rocks

(Photo credit: Jen VerMeulen)


What other fabulous music is out today? Click HERE to read our interview with Nataly Dawn on her new track, "Joy."