Dylan Jakobsen will be performing May 24 at El Corazon.
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Seattle singer-songwriter Dylan Jakobsen delves into the woes of relationships, his ex-girlfriend, and cutting ties when you know it's over.
Song: "I Hate You"
Release Date: June 16th, 2012
When it was written: Early Spring 2010
Where it was written: I wrote this song one day when I was chillin at my house and reflecting on the past few months of my life.
Favorite line in the song: My favorite line in the song is definitely "Maybe we were destined from the start, to fall in love and fall apart."
Which part was the hardest to come up with: The second verse is usually the hardest for me to come up with. In "I Hate You," I was trying to portray my regret with letting the relationship go on for so long, after I knew it was over.
Odd fact about song: To my knowledge, my ex, the girl I wrote it about, still hasn't heard it!
What was your inspiration for writing the song: Relationships are something everyone goes through at one point or another in their life. And when they start, you always think its gonna last forever and when it doesn't, it just hits you. So I just decided to write how I was feeling when it ended and all the thoughts that come along with breaking up with someone.
When was your favorite time performing it live: The Classic Christmas Show at The Showbox Market, December 2011 was definitely my favorite show to play and my favorite time playing it live. The crowd was amazing that night and we had a blast playing the show!
What is the meaning behind the song: "I hate You" is about the experience I had when I broke up with my ex ... all the feelings I was going through at the time and how I felt after we ended. The line "We used to be in love, but now I hate you" pretty much sums up the song.