Singer/songwriter extraordinaire Kacey V brings something brilliantly unique to the scene with her new single “Jealous”. Hailing from New York City, Kacey V brings unapologetic lyrics and an authentic new sound to the music scene. Fusing a quickly engaging, rhythmically entrancing soundscape, with blissfully delicate vocals, and a substantial, intentional and meaningful lyrical substance, “Jealous” is the synth-pop hit we’ve all been craving.
When Kacey V’s vocals open up in this new single, her tone is mesmerizing, equipped with breathy verses, she sounds every bit her own vocalist. A catchy melody rumbles and drives right through the heart of this song, insistently underpinning the satisfying chord changes that refuse to be ignored. It’s clearly been loved and there are buzz, warmth and bubbly synths at the edges, too. ”Jealous” feels like it’s breathing as it takes you on a journey through the motions. We are granted a rich listening experience that flies in the face of the meaningful lyrics that deal with the concept that the title insists and is built up with a clever backing vocal arrangement that all drives to a satisfying broken-down outro. Based on the passion and commitment demonstrated within “Jealous”, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Kacey V!
Listen to “Jealous” here
Welcome to BuzzMusic Kacey V! As an artist, how do you find time to focus your energy on your passion? Does your creativity manifest itself in other ways?
Thank you! As an artist, I make sure to carve out “me time” to have moments to be reflective and creative. Sometimes though, inspiration hits when you least expect it, and I do my best to write or record any ideas no matter where I am (e.g. mall bathrooms, restaurant napkins, Ubers)! In addition to music, my creativity definitely manifests itself in writing. I have notebooks & folders of short stories and typed up chapters of books that will, I’m sure, remain unfinished lol.
Who has had the biggest influence on your life musically thus far? Can you describe the impact this particular individual has had in terms of your new song “Jealous”?
It's hard to pick one influence because it's a combination of my favorite artists that inspires me. For "Jealous" though, I wanted to be as honest as possible. An artist that is consistently honest, raw, and vulnerable in pop music today is Julia Michaels. I am so inspired by how she approaches her songwriting.
How has your songwriting style changed or developed from when you first began writing seriously?
I started out writing country music! Ironically, it wasn’t until after I moved to Nashville in 2017 that I started to shift gears and explore my passion for pop music. It felt way more me, both lyrically and sonically.
“Jealous” had a powerful underlying story to it. Are you able to dive deeper into the honest meaning of the track?
My goal is to always be real in my music, even if that means letting listeners in on everything I’m feeling. “Jealous” reveals a not-so-cute side of myself, and what it’s like to deal with the overthinking and anxiety that often creep into my relationships.
Thank you for telling us more about yourself and artistry! We’d love to hear more from you. What’s next for you artistically?
I’m in the studio creating and finishing up songs that will be on my debut EP, out in 2020!