Welcome back KIRBY!!
The Roc Nation singer/songwriter last released an original song in February 2016 with “Loved By You.” However, the Mississippi native has thankfully now returned with a soul-stirring new song entitled “Vain.”
Bluesy and Gospel-inspired at times, the organ-laced track digs deep into you and instantly entangles your sympathies for Kirby’s emotive tale of hopeful new love.
“Something tells me that after I do this I won’t feel the same / It ain’t drugs, it ain’t lust, but it feels like it’s numbing my pain,” she sings. “I’ve been hurt for so long I forgot to love, is that strange? / Something tells me you know what I mean and you feel the same.”
Speaking about the powerfully honest declaration, Kirby says: “I never expected to take this much time between ‘Loved By You’ and now, but I guess there was just a lot of growing that I needed to do. I learned that I was really profiting from my brokenness as a songwriter, and as an artist as well you get rewarded for not being whole, because you write great music out of your pain.”
It’s so true, and that pain will always translate to the most empathetic connections between fans who can relate, thus making it the music that most-honestly breaks through.
Earlier this month, Kirby was honored by ASCAP at the 9th annual “Women Behind the Music” event in Los Angeles. The annual occasion honors women for their work in the music industry, both artistically and in executive positions.
Take a listen to Kirby’s brand new song below: