"People, I've Been Sad" arrives more than a year after the French vocalist unveiled her sophomore album, "Chris."
The single arrived with an accompanying music video that was filmed in the minimalistic space of New York's Circle Studios.
The clip finds the songstress, born Hélöise Letissier, performing "People, I've Been Sad" against a violet backdrop, which highlights her silver and powder blue suit.
"It's just that me, myself and I/ Been missing out for way too long/ Been taking 'cause I should have missing out/ Forsaking things for way too long," she sings over one of her signature synth-pop beats.
Letissier later alludes to her troubled teenage years, singing in French that she once walked on glass barefoot.
The introspective "People, I've Been Sad" marks the vocalist's first single since her 2019 collaboration with British pop powerhouse Charli XCX, "Gone."
The fiery duet notably appeared on Charli XCX's eponymous third studio album, alongside additional collaborations with Haim, Sky Ferreira, Lizzo, Troye Sivan and more.
Letissier released her sophomore solo album, "Chris," back in September 2018.
"I love the idea of constantly altering yourself. I saw the muscles surface. I was high on the thought of being altered. From record to record you see someone shedding skin. I'm announcing to myself a second stage of freedom, which is a bit more widened and scary and exciting," the artist told Rolling Stone of her latest studio opus at the time.
The critically-acclaimed full-length capitalized on the international success of her 2014 debut "Chaleur Humaine," which was released as "Christine and the Queens" in the United States.
Discover Letissier's latest single, "People, I've Been Sad":