NAKAYA has released her newest single, "Something More," a soft, dreamy track that explores the age old pain of unrequited love for a friend.
As usual, the queer singer-songwriter's lyrics are piercingly vulnerable while still vibrating gently and soothingly upon the ears. It's her latest release since last year's equally atmospheric "Jump" and "Lose It Too."
"For me, 'Something More' is about needing to let someone go because they didn't see you in the light you saw them," she explains to us. "It centers around a theme I've found quite frequently in my personal life. I think I'm still learning how to let go of the ideas I create in my head about people, versus recognizing who they are in tangible, real form."
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The song represents a very personal, real experience that the artist went through with her unreciprocated feelings for a close friend, and the ultimate inevitable pain of accepting what was not to be.
"At the time, I was head over heels for my friend who didn't reciprocate those feelings. I was a bit hopeless in my desire to make it work when it was obviously not mutual. This song is about accepting the let go."
The track is produced by JAIE, who revamped the song from an airy, mournful track into something with a little more energy and electricity.
"I originally wrote it with a more melancholic tone, but I really enjoyed how JAIE brought new life to track with her production. Who said being sad can't encompass a little fun?" NAKAYA muses.
Take a listen below:
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