Teddy Geiger’s new single “I’ve Made Mistakes” encapsulates what's to come on her upcoming album Teresa.
The single, which is out Monday, is a raw conversation Geiger has about a former love. At the heart of the song is Geiger telling this person “I’ve made mistakes, but you’re not one of them.”
"Not giving up on you now/ What was once truly beautiful," she sings at the start of the song.
“It’s dumb to be like ‘Everything happens for a reason,” but everything that happens is valuable,” Geiger tells The Advocate. The song, she says, is about wanting to pay tribute to the time two people had together.
"I've Made Mistakes" was one of the songs Geiger made while visiting Spain. Needing to take a break from the L.A. music scene, Geiger found herself hanging out with a small social network she developed while in the country for some time. There, she says she was able to reconnect to her way of making music after working so much with other artists helping them create their own sound.
"It was just really nice to be in like a new environment where I didn't know a ton of people," she says. Geiger explains that she "was able to just really spend a lot of time working on music and hanging out, playing guitar, and just doing that in a way that felt very organic."
Those moments eventually turned into songs that eventually became "I've Made Mistakes" and others on Teresa.
In a statement, Geiger said “I’ve Made Mistakes” was “about honoring relationships as they change. honoring, Stumbling and learning together, and falling apart and what we have learned from each other. Holding both that there are no mistakes, and even so owning up to that I have made mistakes."
It’s about understanding that the relationship was in fact “a beautiful thing.”
Listen to “I’ve Made Mistakes” below and check out Geiger’s album Teresa, which comes out on November 1.