Even though we are still a week away from its official start, the summer is looking very good for singer-songwriter Kayslee Don Collins. She recently landed the number one spot on Billboard’s Soundtracks chart for her songwriting on the soundtrack to the widely acclaimed miniseries Daisy Jones & The Six, her name fitting in nicely amongst the other skilled songwriters on the project like Marcus Mumford and Phoebe Bridgers. Outside of this extraordinary accomplishment, Kayslee has been busy crafting a new sound for herself, turning to producer Ian Walsh (phem, Grayscale, Smallpools) and co-writer Sophie Hintze (JORDY, Minke, Kah-Lo) for her upcoming EP. The EP promises a “fresh attitude in her lyricism and musical depth,” as it is based on all the music that inspires her. Giving fans an introduction to the project, Kayslee is releasing the 70s-inspired “Cycles.”
Channeling her “powerful spirit reminiscent of classic heroines from the 1970s,” Kayslee delivers the striking “Cycles.” With breezy pop melodies, lively rhythms, and playful instrumentals, “Cycles” celebrates the notion of taking control. Through patient yet commanding vocals, Kayslee sings, “I’m better now that you’re not around / Stop asking how I’m doing, baby / I’m fine / Don’t worry about my life,” wanting this person to let go. You can see it all come to life in the video below, which you will want to watch all the way to the end…
Telling us more about “Cycles,” Kayslee explains,
“The song is about someone you love continuously making the same mistakes over and over again. ‘You’re spinning in a cycle. I’m only spinning further from you.’ Instead of living in those mistakes with them…sometimes if you love someone, you have to let them the fuck go.”
You can listen to “Cycles” on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.