Track Premiere: Kazimi “River Run”

Photo: Mary Evelyn Pritchard

New York based Kazimi says that she never set out to make an album and states “I don’t think I would’ve started if I had.”  Music had been a secretive activity in which Kazimi strove to perfect and improve their songs, but never really anticipated them being heard by others.  All that changed during the pandemic – and the idea of releasing music took hold.  The indie-folk (although very different it’s also somewhat reminiscent of John Grant, don’t you think?) deals with the myriad layers of the human condiution as a way of wrestling with difficulties.  As Kazimi explains: “Part of making music is letting go so there can be space for magic to enter the room, but giving up control is not something that comes easily to me. I had to constantly recenter the importance of making something true over the temptation to chase perfection.

River Run‘ is the title track from Kazimi’s new album which is out later this year.  The song was written in an empty hotel lobby in Nashville at the height of quarantine in 2020, as Kazimi describes: “I was driving from Texas to New York. Passing through Memphis, I crossed the Wolf River and something about the name stuck in my mind. That evening I went downstairs and sat at the keys. I hadn’t had a piano to play in 4 months. Over the course of the time I wrote the song, I never saw another person. No other guests, no staff. Just me alone in a hotel, singing to the walls.”

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