Get ready for some powerhouse vocals that range from delicate to dynamo! “Lose the War” from country artist Sandra Lynn is a song that cuts to the heart of what it takes to make a relationship work. “What does it matter who wins the battle if it means we lose the war,” Lynn sings, and her cinematic, flowing video punctuates the sentiment.
The song launches a new series for Lynn, as she continues a narrative that reflects three chapters of a relationship. “This all began with my Fight EP and resumes with ‘Lose the War.’ I wanted every song I chose for this project to allow the listener to dive into a couple’s emotional journey, telling a story in a linear way—very much like old records used to do,” she shares.
Lynn was inspired when she heard this track, co-written by Emily Shackelton, Phil Barton and Cameron Jaymes. “The first time I heard ‘Lose the War,’ I knew I had to cut it. Not only did I immediately find it to be a strong, vulnerable, relatable song, but I also felt like it was the perfect reflection for the storyline of this couple and ‘where their relationship is at, at this point in the music’—dissecting something that they called quits over, but just can’t shake,” Lynn adds.
The video for “Lose the War” was filmed in Los Angeles under the direction of husband/wife duo, Brandon Hess and Tara Tucker (Tucker/Hess Productions) and finds Lynn at the same time confident, bold and vulnerable.
“We shot most of the scenes in an L.A. warehouse where we got to play around with the beautiful, natural light that illuminated during ‘golden hour,’ as well as navigate through water, feathers and white linens. It certainly kept everyone on their toes as we moved through the different elements throughout the day, and left us with some good laughs—especially when we had the feathers flying everywhere,” Lynn says.
Since launching herself as an independent artist in 2014, Lynn has established herself as one of country music‘s sweetest rising voices thanks to a string of singles — “Afterparty,” “Bar Hoppin’,” “Hey California,” “Somebody Kissed Me at a Bar” and many more — that reflect both her love for country music and her roots as a California girl.
Lynn’s contemporary country sound radiates with a subtle West Coast vibe. She grew up in a rural part of Chino, California, in “a neighborhood full of horses, horseback trails and ranch-style homes.”
Lynn has also made a name for herself on the live circuit, opening for Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Cole Swindell, Kenny Rogers, Jana Kramer and Josh Thompson, as well as performing during CMA Fest and the KNE New Music Stage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and playing local Nashville venues, including 3rd and Lindsley and The Listening Room.