Karima Francis has shared new single “Say“, her first single of the year and first piece of new music since last years “Carelessness Causes Fire”. After listening to The War On Drugs’ Lost In The Dream, Francis sought to find her new sound in LA and although Adam Granduciel and co. inspired the move, the ever-fruitful LA singer-songwriter scene kept her hooked.
“Say” oozes with a natural essence of despair that can only be found on the most intimate of songs. You can hear the battle that Francis is facing against herself at every moment as her swooning vocals sail over the breezy instrumentation. There’s a sultry swing to the new single that feels like you’re battling through the storm that encompasses Francis mind, each beat a further hardy step that she’s trying to take.
Speaking to the song, she said:
“”Say” is about the isolation caused by Covid -19 and how that can impact relationships closest to you. The song lyrics came to me whilst I was one may daily run, the whole cycle of Covid repetition was becoming overwhelming. My ongoing battles with CPTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder) became more outward and started to impact those around me.”
Listen to the new single below!