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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // October 22, 2020
ABISHA has been absolutely dominating the R&B charts since she first hopped onto the scene, and there’s no end in sight for this British newcomer. Growing up Black and gay in a predominantly white neighborhood didn’t stop ABISHA from accepting who she is and learning to love her own skin. This personal experience is very much showcased in ABISHA’s impressive discography–including her charming new single, “Time Alone.”
On “Time Alone,” ABISHA reflected,
“I wrote the song about needing to escape and have a minute to myself when I’m struggling with feeling down or overwhelmed. At the time that I wrote this, I would get overwhelmed really easily–whether it was emotionally, socially, or just because I had a long list of things to do and didn’t know where to start. I think it’s quite a relatable feeling – when everything just feels too much – and I wanted to make the song uplifting in order to normalize it and make people feel like it’s okay to feel like that sometimes, we all do. It’s okay to take some time out, bury yourself in your covers and just zone out and breathe.”
While some artists may not address the most intimate details of their life, ABISHA is letting her walls down and revealing her troublesome relationship with mental health. With afrobeat tendencies, “Time Alone” is filled with rich electronics and stirring production we can’t get enough of. By the end of “Time Alone,” we’re left feeling fulfilled and assured by ABISHA’s confidence.
“I feel that ‘Time Alone’ is a really uplifting song, despite it’s pretty serious and sensitive meaning. I love afrobeat songs, I think that afrobeat is a genre that you can’t not dance to, and I haven’t made an afrobeat song before, so it was something that I wanted to do for sure. I hope that it makes people feel good!”