Nashville alt-pop artist Dela Kay has waited until the last month of the year to release her first single this year titled “The Worst Part”. The single ushers in a new much darker sound for the LA-based artist, after she spent the global lockdown on a musical hiatus rediscovering herself, and it serves as a preview of what is to come in 2022.
The track unearths a deeper side of Dela Kay that may have been overshadowed by the electronic beats and rose-colored lyrics of her previous records. This track sees Dela Kay opening up about struggling to be vulnerable again after going through some toxic relationships.
Sonically, the track is driven by reoccurring guitar riffs, over which Dela Kay delivers her angst-filled lyrics and honest commentary, all held together by a very catchy chorus and Dela’s boldness and sense of confidence.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Dela Kay says, “I feel like a lot of people can relate to this song. Everyone wants to be loved and accepted for who they are, but we end up pushing people away for fear of being rejected when they see all of us- not just the good but also the flaws.
When the harsh reality is that we can’t experience the wonderful joys of falling in love without exposing ourselves to potential heartbreak. It’s really hard to let people in, especially after being hurt, but you have to remember- there is always beauty in pain, and sun after rain”.
Listen to “The Worst Part” below: