Elise tells Billboard, who premiered the single earlier today:
"'Taken' is the breakup song of the EP. Growing up, my grandma always said to me, 'The space for what you want, is being taken by what you settled for.' What I've always wanted, with a deep sense of certainty, is to share my music and my voice with the world. Because of that I've always been extremely focused on music, which doesn't leave much room for love. It wedged a divide in the relationship, and we grew further apart as he realized he would never mean more to me than my music. Hopefully I find someone someday that does, but he wasn't that person. I wrote 'Taken' with Jenn Deciliveo as a piano ballad and Felix Snow brought the song to life with his production."Listen to "Taken" below.
Also be sure to check out Lily Elise's previously released singles, "Suitcases" and "Generator", both of which will also be featured on her forthcoming debut EP.
"Taken" is available now on iTunes.