Last week, rising pop singer-songwriter, Sara Kays, performed a brief acoustic rendition of her unreleased song, “Remember That Night?” on her hugely popular TikTok. The short snippet immediately blew up, garnering nearly 3M views and over 720K likes in just a few short days. Following the incredible fan reaction, Kays worked quickly to finish the song in preparation for today’s official release. “Remember That Night?” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official lyric video is streaming now at YouTube.
“This song came out of a breakup I went through a while ago and how hard it’s been to move on from it. I only started writing this song about two weeks ago but felt inclined to release it after sharing a clip on TikTok last week.” – SARA KAYS
“Remember That Night?” follows last month’s release of the Nashville-based artist’s new EP, Camera Shy. The seven-track EP arrived after the breakthrough success of Sara’s emotionally vulnerable streaming favorites, “No Matter The Season,” “Smaller Than This,” and “Chosen Last.” Highlighted by the confessional single, “I’m Okay Though,” the EP also features new songs including “High School” and “Same House.”
Kays has earned a wide range of media attention in recent weeks, with Alternative Press naming her one of “50 New Artists You Need To Hear In November” while Idolator declared her a “breakout star,” adding, “Kays has built a loyal following with alt-leaning, emotionally-raw pop songs…which explore themes like body image, otherness and the final, fleeting days of adolescence…on the 21-year-old’s excellent Camera Shy EP.” “In her debut EP, Camera Shy, Sara boasts a 7-track collection of original songs that help to capture the authenticity of her messages to fans,” raved POPULAR.
Receiving her first guitar as a gift at 12 years old, Kays often busked for two-to-three hours at local restaurants multiple times per week in high school before meeting producer Steven Martinez and taking a trip to Nashville to record with him. Dropping “Rich Boy” in 2018, she slowly but surely started to build an audience over the past two years.
After attracting nearly 850K TikTok followers and racking up over 12M worldwide streams in just a year, Camera Shy showcases Kays’ uniquely comforting, cathartic, and catchy brand of alternative pop. The EP sees the 21-year-old artist turning her internal struggles with isolation, body image, and a fractured family into bravely candid acoustic songcraft that captures her personal fears while simultaneously offering listeners relief through relatable storytelling.