Canadian singer-songwriter, Carly Thomas has unveiled her latest single, “Stay With Me”.
The track, which Thomas describes as “what vulnerability looks like in relationships”, is a delicate minimalist Americana-inspired ballad in the vein of Phoebe Bridgers and is the first single from her forthcoming album, Behind The Ficus, which is set to drop in Fall 2021.
“Writing “Stay With Me” was a cathartic way of unfolding some tucked away emotions,” she explains. “It’s about fighting those internal walls we build up along the way. It felt like an honest introspection on how I desperately wanted to be held after a hard night and trying to resist sabotaging a new love with past pain. There’s a huge vulnerability in truly showing who you are to someone over and over, and there’s a weight that comes with it that can be exhausting.”
The music video for the release was shot in Vancouver, and offers an unfiltered look at Carly, helping highlight the song’s raw emotion.
“I wanted the video to be a simple, straightforward snapshot of who I am not only as an artist but as a human being. I wanted to show the scars on my arm which dates back to my adolescence, to acknowledge that struggles with mental health are real and common. Music is what helped me overcome and move forward”.
Thomas, who splits her time between San Francisco and her hometown of London, Ontario is set to play her first Canadian show since the pandemic started at the London Brewing Company on July 23. For more info, click HERE.
Check out the video for “Stay With Me” below, and stay up to date with Carly via her socials.
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