Katrina Cain is kicking off the summer with her new single, “Independence Day” just ahead of the 4th of July. Accompanied by just an acoustic guitar, the track is a soft, pensive soundscape of powerful, emotional vocals and angelic harmonies. Listen to it now below.
The track explores Cain’s journey to self discovery and what it means to truly belong to yourself. “Sometimes we change ourselves to fit in, and when you take a step back and look at yourself, you realize that all of that constant effort to change is not only exhausting, but totally unsustainable,” she explains. “I wanted to find a way to describe the beautiful side of falling apart, so I wrote this song about freeing yourself — from someone, something, or even some place. It’s about walking away from a burning pile of ashes as a totally new person, who belongs to yourself alone.”