KIANA Articulates Love's Darkest Qualities on "Playing with Fire"

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With unrelenting transparency and powerfully haunting talent, KIANA manages to write some of the best sad songs you've ever heard. The Toronto based singer-songwriter's reverberating blend of grimy electrified R&B is a fitting sonic embodiment of her honest subject matter. Actively releasing music since 2018, KIANA has found a stride with her recent releases that combine her sultry yet haunting vocal ability. Her latest release, "Playing with Fire," finds KIANA at her most vulnerable.

Rooted in heart-wrenching relatability, KIANA captures the treacherous aspect of love and its ability to negate our intuition. "Playing with Fire" is an emotionally haunting tug-of-war, drawing attention to acknowledged mistakes and lingering consequences. Backed by ample R&B production, this electrically-singed, bass-driven orchestration reaffirms the emotional constitution of the record. KIANA bares all and in doing so earns our unwavering attention and admiration.

 The gifted vocalist spoke to us about her latest single,

"When I hear this song it takes me back to a time where I was both extremely happy but also really hurting. 'Playing with Fire' is basically about being in love with someone who feels right but the entire situation just doesn't make sense. Wanting to be around someone that's just no good for you, it's like playing with fire, you burn yourself every time. The reality of it all is that sometimes it doesn't make sense and it is confusing and you don't know what's on the other person’s mind or if what they’re saying is true or all lies. Regardless you’re still there because while nothing else makes sense that person still makes you feel full and still feels like home."

There's no denying the relatable sentiment of this record and its unparalleled ability to articulate loves darkest affiliation. KIANA's skill as a singer, songwriter and overall performer is on full display, allowing the listener to peer into her future as an artist. "Playing with Fire" is KIANA's first single since sharing her song "Simplified" in early April. Her dynamic discography thus far leaves us eager to see what she will deliver next. Do not surprised when you start seeing KIANA's name in lights.

Listen to "Playing with Fire" below.

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