Kaya Stewart is back today with a sultry slice of soul-pop that has a finessed essence yet still feels very emotionally raw. The lyricism is refreshingly honest and shares sentiments that (I think) a lot of us can connect with but never admit to.
“I wrote ‘I Hate Falling in Love’ with my brother and my boyfriend (ironically). Falling in love is such a huge part of growing up and it evokes so many emotions that sometimes it’s overwhelming. I wrote the song about all those awkward and scary moments that come along with it that made me feel like ‘I Hate Falling In Love’. I really wanted the video to show on the outside, what a breakup or just struggling in a relationship, feels like on the inside.”
Following on from her breakthrough single ‘In Love With A Boy’ reaching 6.5 million streams, the ever evolving Kaya Stewart returns today with an infectiously fresh track that blends alt-pop with neo-soul.
“I felt like ‘California’ was going to be the answer to all my problems at that time in my life, it was going to be the move that changed everything for me. But the song turned into a metaphor for that moment in your life where you think, ‘If I could just fix this, I’d get my life in order.’ It’s about having to face what’s going on and being able to accept what your real problems are.”