Queer alt-pop maverick Cassidy King has returned with a new single, “Wasted,” her first release of 2020. The Chardon, Ohio native continues to shape her passionately charged resonance that reaches the sonic outlines of unconventional R&B and pop accents, and driven by an indie-instilled essence.
King reflects on uncertainty and optimism as it relates to being vulnerable beside a romantic lover. Effervescent beats and a superlative brand of electro-pop steer the rhythmic section of “Wasted.” King’s crooning and alluring vocals pull you in as her lyrical content narrates the complexities of young love and the heartache that’s usually associated with its outcomes. She navigates these sonic currents with poise, utter confidence, and grand empowerment and comes out on the other side with something affirmative and desirable for listeners to behold.
“‘Wasted’ speaks on the difficulty of knowing when it’s safe to fall and being able to fully trust in that commitment when you can’t see what they see in you. I’m afraid to be vulnerable in relationships, especially when they’re good for me,” said King over an email. “I tend to chase relationships that aren't healthy because being uncomfortable is something I’ve grown used to. I’m learning to accept someone unconditionally through the acceptance of myself. ‘Wasted’ is a reassurance that you’re worthy of good love and a reminder that it’s okay to fall, but only if they’re holding onto you tightly.”
“Wasted” follows her three singles in 2019, “Polaroid,” “Professional Smiler,” and “I Can’t.” King is preparing to reveal more music later this year.