Hi Our Basement,
I wrote “Keep,” my new single, with Wendy Parr (Regina Spektor and Sara Bareilles’ vocal coach) while on a 2017 writing trip to Nashville. I thought that I had already written all the songs for my forthcoming debut album, Fall Hard. Get Sad., but there was just something about “Keep” that clicked with me and dV, my producer – we both instantly knew that it had to be included on the record.
At the time, I was struggling with how to manage some unhappy relationships in my life that were holding me back. “Keep” was born out of that. The song is not necessarily about letting go of any one friendship or relationship, but more about the moment when you finally see someone for who they really are, rather than how you hoped they might be or wish they could become.
Fall Hard. Get Sad. is set for release on October 26th. Watch this season of Kim’s Convenience to hear “Keep” and two other songs off the record.