Jayla Kai has dropped her new single, ‘Apple Tree’.
It’s a guitars-first cut from the newcomer’s debut EP ‘Epitome’, out on 16th July, following on from recent single drop ‘I Can’t Lie’.
“‘Apple Tree’ is a product of Liz Phair, Fiona Apple and my own angst,” Jayla explains. “Calling something angsty can be used so dismissively, but the qualities of artists and people who are considered angsty—putting yourself and your emotions out in the world, having self-confidence to do so, being brashly honest and saying what other people won’t—are really admirable. That is something I want to emulate and it’s what inspired Apple Tree.
“Lyrically, the song exists on multiple dimensions. On the surface level, it’s a breakup song where the speaker has run out of patience for someone. It’s about being unable to handle someone anymore and starting to realize and express this frustration and exhaustion to them.”
Check it out below. The EP will also feature ‘Paperread’, ‘Anthropology’ and ‘Old Town’.