Louise Harris: Dating Me Is Like A Cambridge Term

After attracting 100,000+ streams on her debut single and radio play from world-renowned DJ Mike Williams, Louise Harris releases new single, ‘dating me is like a Cambridge term’, following its recent virality on TikTok

Louise Harris made a striking debut impression with her single, ‘Make It Right’, released in late 2020, which attracted over 100,000 streams on Spotify, radio play from DJ Mike Williams (from DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs worldwide) on his show ‘On Track #201’, and praise from a Tileyard Music Publishing A&R“really like your vocal tone”. After unprecedented success on TikTok, with an unreleased version of ‘dating me is like a Cambridge term’ accruing over 200,000 views on part 1 and 20,000 views on part 3, as well as 5,000 new followers from a mere 36, British pop singer-songwriter Louise Harris officially releases the highly anticipated new single, dropping March 26th.

‘dating me is like a Cambridge term’ is an acoustic pop banger, combining energetic staccato piano with fiercely witty lyrics and comic backing vocals. In the song, Louise talks about unwanted male attention (‘I’m getting DMs daily’), toxic relationships (‘emotionally destroyed’) and the overall unpleasant experience of dating men (‘like acute heartburn’). However, as the title suggests, the song is predominantly a mockery of Louise’s own unhealthy, toxic behaviours in relationships. She compares the mental burnout of her romantic partners to that of students at Cambridge University (a first-hand experience). Despite addressing some solemn topics, the song’s upbeat tempo and endlessly funny analogies make it a therapeutic, feel-good anthem – one which many people already clearly relate to. The song’s journey is made even more unique by the fact it was recorded, mixed and mastered all in the same week, after hundreds of people on TikTok demanded for it to be released.

Whilst her debut single, ‘Make It Right’, was an EDM collaboration with Dutch DJ, ØZKAR, 2021 is the year in which Louise will release her solo-written, pop-influenced songs. Having grown up in Harpenden, a small town in Hertfordshire, listening to artists such as Lily Allen, Matt Maltese, Amy Winehouse, Coldplay and Imagine Dragons, Louise enjoys writing a mixture of emotional raw ballads, upbeat pop bangers, and — in particular — sassy revenge/empowerment anthems. She is often compared to Lily Allen, Kate Nash and Mae Muller, with her prominent British accent and sarcastic, brutally honest lyrics — which have led to much underground recognition within the music industry. After her childhood singing teacher, Mark Stobbart, sent out a tweet inviting industry professionals to listen to her unreleased songs in early 2019, Louise received an onslaught of positive feedback, including:

“Really good, great voice…she’s got great potential” – Kat Bawden, PR for Tones And I, Freya Ridings, and Nina Nesbitt.

“I didn’t expect them to be that brilliant” – John Earls, Music Journalist at NME, Classic Pop, and Record Collector.

Louise was also selected to partake in the Nando’s Music Exchange 2019, mentored by Nadia RoseKwame and Nonku Phiri, which featured international collaborations. There is a lot more to be seen from Louise.