iamkyami shares new single Internet Friends alongside a music video directed by Mark-Christian Killick-Calver.
The track was born from Ky’s experiences and thoughts during lockdown, cleverly addressing the apathy that solitary confinement breeds: ”Every day is one it’s all the same / Won’t get up unless something has changed“, all the while noting the curiosities and new-normals that quarantine brought with it: “Midday yoga class with Adrienne / She might never know my name“.
Speaking on the meaning behind the song, Ky says: “Waking up everyday, seeing the cloudy, grey skies in Manchester and wondering if things will ever return to “normal” was and is still weighing heavily on my mind. I’ve never been very good at maintaining friendships because of my busy schedule but I try to keep up with friends online. Especially with how things are now, that’s all we can do most of the time. “Internet Friends” is about trying to make more meaningful relationships with people while trying to break down the barriers that the internet creates. There’s people I speak to a lot online but the relationships seem like they can be very surface level. They probably don’t know my birthday or my favourite food or simple things like that. Because of this feeling, I tend to feel like I’m living life and doing things by myself like in the video. The song is also about getting older I suppose. Friends aren’t as free as they used to be and that takes getting used to.”
The accompanying video set in Ky’s bedroom features tiara wearing birthday cakes and a hot pink heart-shaped bass, and is a timeline scrolling day in the life lockdown episode.
Internet Friends is out now. Find out more by clicking here.