Kaerhart is a songwriter turned solo artist and her debut single makes it apparent in the most positive context. “Drain My Love” is an intricately woven electro-pop track whose structure could only be pieced together by a professional. Each verse is maximized to its fullest emotional potential, leading into a hook with a start-and-stop percussion and synth pattern that works wonders under her honest declaration: “I’m tryna fill my cup cause you drain my love.” Simply put, you’d be hard pressed to find a more fine tuned electro-pop ballad.
The transition from songwriter to solo artist can be difficult – moving from incognito creator to musical centerpiece takes a serious amount of guts and inherent star power that not every songwriter can muster. So many great songwriters who’ve had their hands in pop smashes haven’t been able make the jump, but there’s also ones like Christian Karlsson who’ve pivoted from Bloodshy & Avant mastermind to Galantis and Miike Snow member. On that spectrum, Kaerheart appears to be poised for the latter, so consider me excited to hear whatever she comes with next.
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