new single "hard to love"
available valentines day 2023
Piano-centric singer-songwriter Kristen Rae Bowden explores a new era of adulthood with an indie pop sound on her new single “Hard to Love”. Inspired by a crippling fear of intimacy in her early thirties, Bowden is offering her new track on Valentines Day as a love letter to the lonely and jaded. Armed with sweet-but-salty vocals and an analogue synth, she explores the cynicism that comes after one too many heartbreaks: “When will things just get back to normal / I think to myself / and scoff as the thought runs through my mind.” The track was recorded at the Dave Matthews’ Bands’ Haunted Hollow studio and features Dane Alderson (Yellowjackets), Joe Lawlor (Egypt, DMB), Tevis Marshall, and Nate Brown (Everything). Retelling a universal story with the heartbeat of an electronic drum, “Hard to Love” encourages us to let go and get vulnerable… a reminder that is always right on time.