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KINGS Releases New Single 'ur a good bye'

We got to chat and discuss the inspiration behind the song

POSTEDBYCATHERINE SHUTTLEWORTH

Looking for some new music? Look no further! Nashville-based KINGS has released her new single ‘ur a good bye’ and it's one you’re going to want to listen to.

KINGS, who grew up in North Carolina, threw herself into the arts at an early age, and by the age of 15, her parents were driving her to and from Nashville every month to work on her music career. After listening to ‘ur a good bye’ it seems like all that driving paid off!

‘ur a good bye’ is the first song to be released via KINGS’s new collaboration with Snafu Records, and trust us, it’s one you’re going to have on repeat all week.

The single highlights KINGS’ vocal ability over a catchy, electro-pop production. Lyrically, the song skilfully captures all the thoughts and feelings that occur after a breakup, but KINGS packages in it in a song that makes you want to dance around your room.

We were lucky enough to catch up with KINGS and find out more about herself and the new single, keep reading to hear what she had to say.

What was the songwriting process like?

The songwriting process for ‘ur a good bye’ was absolutely incredible. The day started off in an absolutely crazy way. I love getting Starbucks for my producers/co-writers before a session, but ended up having to go twice because of some Starbucks technical issues lol! […] I told my writers I wanted to write about how most people who leave your life are ‘good’ bye’s. From there we wrote our hearts out. […] Writing this song was so natural for all of us that it ended up being one of the smoothest sessions I’ve ever been in.

Could you delve deeper into what inspired ‘ur a good bye’?

This story dates back to days when I was talking to a TikTok boy. Yikes. I was in a very bad place when we broke things off, which was conveniently right when the world shut down because of Covid. We were talking for about three months, and I could have sworn I knew who he really was deep down, but I definitely did not. He was talking about marriage one week, then would tell me all about his commitment issues the next. He was so toxic, but it was very hard to see this when I couldn’t look past the fact that I had lost someone I cared about. I wrote many songs about this situation, but ‘ur a good bye’ is easily one of my favorites. It helped me close this chapter of my life in the best way possible. Turning my messes into messages is the best way I cope with the struggles I face, and that is exactly what I did with this song.

How have you found the pandemic? Has it impacted your creativity both positively and negatively?

Honestly, I would say 80% of more of my work I am able to do from home which is a huge blessing. I know the pandemic has been absolutely awful for many people’s workspace, but I am so grateful I could still write music and make content at my house in Nashville. At times, it was harder to become inspired to write or make videos with so much going on, but I still pushed through. I would say overall it impacted my work in many positive ways, but it has been hard not being able to perform anywhere, as this is one of my main passions.

Who are your musical inspirations?

I am absolutely obsessed with Led Zepplin. Even though pop is my main genre, there are definitely undertones of rock in a lot of the music that I create. Another one of my musical inspirations is Taylor Swift. Her writing has been inspiring me for over a decade, and her authenticity is contagious.

Do you have any specific goals when it comes to your musical career? Or are you taking it one step at a time?

I definitely have lots of goals, but I’m also enjoying everything I have going on at this moment. I would love to release a full-length album one day, perform in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, and go on an international tour. Even if I don’t cross everything off my bucket list in this life, I know my main goal and purpose is to keep writing music for as long as I can.

You can listen to ‘ur a good bye’ here and watch the lyric video below:

 
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