KIIARA RELEASES NEW TRACK/VIDEO, “BIPOLAR”
WATCH THE POP PRINCESS WRESTLE WITH HER EMOTIONS IN THE MUSIC VIDEO
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Fri, 06 Sep 2019
Today, multiplatinum singer-songwriter and “Princess of Chop-Pop” KIIARA gets vulnerable with the release of her brand new song “Bipolar” – available HERE now via Atlantic Records. “Bipolar” is the second single off her highly anticipated debut album. The track and its accompanying music video give fans a deeper look into what to expect from the forthcoming record. Watch the stunning visual, which stars the pop princess in a gorgeous stripped-back way like you’ve never seen her before.
“Bipolar is about the ups and downs in a relationship,” Kiiara says. “It’s that feeling you get when one person is all in and the other is out, and the roles switch constantly. That back and forth can be exciting and addicting, because it’s intense! It’s a high we all crave. But are we just addicted to the drama? It’s hard to let go, even when you know it’s toxic and unhealthy. You might think that such intensity means you’re in love, but if you truly cared about one another you wouldn't be putting each other through such turmoil. That’s not love. It feels like love, like glitter and fireworks, but it’s more like being in the middle of a tornado. This is a real thing people go through. It’s brushed off, and I think it should be talked about more, especially in my generation.”
“Bipolar” was written by Delacey (Halsey “Without Me”) and Kate Morgan and produced by Alex Schwartz and Joe Khajadourian of The Futuristics (MGK & Camila Cabello “Bad Things,” Selena Gomez feat Gucci Mane “Fetish,” G-Eazy & Halsey “Him and I”). The track showcases not only her incredible vocals but sheds light on a more raw and vulnerable side of the singer as she continues to break down personal barriers, getting real and opening up about herself and the struggles she faces in relationships.
“Bipolar” marks the second glimpse into Kiiara’s new music, following the release of her first single, “Open My Mouth,” which has earned over 10 million streams worldwide. Since the song’s release, it has garnered praise from numerous press outlets with Variety declaring it “another win for the still emerging pop artist,” Idolator hailing it “one of the best pop songs of the summer” featuring “an impossibly catchy chorus, relatable lyrics and endless hooks,” and PAPER proclaiming the track “an infectious, breezy tune with a stuttered, insanely catchy chorus.” The accompanying music video features designer Christian Cowan and fashion from his FW19 line along with a special cameo appearance from Austin Mahone.
To date, Kiiara has accumulated over 1.2 billion streams worldwide, including her debut single “Gold,” which broke the Top 5 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart and went on to reach RIAA multiplatinum certification. Her chameleon-like vocal prowess has resulted in high-profile collaborations with some of pop, EDM, rock and hip-hop’s biggest players, including Ty Dolla $ign and Future (“Darkside”), as well as David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (“Complicated”), and Steve Aoki (“Be Somebody”) just to name a few.