If you are going through a breakup, then Kyan’s “How Dare You Make Me Love You” is right up your alley. Inspired by Kyan’s own experiences with past romance and fallout with a major record label, the song is minimalistic in its melody but offers Kyan’s wholehearted vocals translate the emotional weight that comes with leaving someone or something that has consumed you. The video, directed by Monica Gonzalez Carter, takes us into the English countryside where we see Kyan slowly departing from his partner:
“I had the line ‘how dare you make me love you’ for a while before I wrote the song. It was half statement, half question; an idea that lingered at the back of my mind for a long time following the two ‘breakups’ that inspired the album (a major record label and long-term relationship).
I found it incredibly difficult to accept that those who had seen so much value and potential in me in so many ways could just decide to cut their losses and move on… Slowly I began to find the words that felt honest enough to articulate how I was feeling and the song was born, ‘When did you stop believing? Or did you know from the start that I wasn’t enough? How dare you make me love you, was it always the plan to leave with my heart in your hand?”
Kyan has shows coming up this fall, so don’t miss him:
9/23 – Portland Arms (Cambridge, UK)
10/1 – The Hope & Ruin (Brighton, UK)
10/2 – The Blue Arrow (Glasgow, UK)
10/3 – Omeara (London, UK)