Cambridge-born artist and Nile Rodgers co-sign Kyan has dropped an emotional ballad for the broken-hearted with “How Dare You Make Me Love You”.
Kyan's new track is a cathartic ballad expressing the immobilising feeling of heartbreak, where his voice takes full artistic control, cracking with raw emotion as the song breaks into an impassioned chorus. The sombre performance is agonisingly beautiful, his catharsis articulating the darkness which threatened to swallow him whole.
Following the dissolution of a romantic relationship and being dropped by a major label, two tumultuous events which inspired his album’s creative process, Kyan eventually found poetic justice in the midst of heartbreak.
"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” Kyan explains.
“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. That incomprehensible rejection experienced as I cycled through the highlight reel, all of the things we’d done and achieved together, all of the history, all of the moments and memories… It was a sharp but blurred pain that I couldn’t quite get a handle on, and the ‘double breakup’ left me feeling paranoid and cynical about people’s intentions.”