“Lucy” Has KALI Totally Blinded By Love

Photo Credit: Sophia Ziskin (@sophiaziskin)

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // January 20, 2021

From covering the Beatles to amassing hundreds of thousands of listeners in just a few months, KALI is the new face of indie music. Having only made her thrilling debut four months ago, KALI has been working tirelessly to hone her craft for long enough that we know she deserves our attention. With coming-of-age stories to tell, KALI is more than pleased to present her charming new single, “Lucy.”

On “Lucy,” KALI explained, 

“I would say that ‘Lucy’ represents this idea of not having a very clear picture of reality after becoming infatuated with someone; when your infatuation kind of covers up the parts that maybe aren’t the best. I wrote ‘Lucy’ when I was really involved with this girl and she wasn’t out to her friends or her family. I was chasing after this person who was very closed off.”

KALI’s laid back instrumentals in “Lucy” are reminiscent of what we’ve heard in “Back to the Start,” but this brilliant track incorporates a surprising element: surf rock. Written about someone who hasn’t quite figured themselves out yet, “Lucy” has KALI reflecting on the time she became so involved with someone that it was ultimately hurting herself. The accompanying video offers a visual depiction of the “Lucy” narrative, but it’s up to you to find out what becomes of this budding romance…

“So that’s who this character Lucy is, someone that’s figuring themselves out but hurting someone else at the same time because of it. It’s not an ideal situation at all but I’m hoping it would be. There’s a juxtaposition between the music and the lyrics because the song has this fun energy and this bubbly spirit to it, but when I think about the lyrics and what I was writing about it kind of brings this element of sadness to me.”

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