The singer and songwriter from Texas shines in her newest single, "2 PM." This song will give you LIFE.
"The gift of quarantine has definitely been time," said the 24-year-old musician. "Life moves so fast, and there are a million things to do, but in quarantine, I've had the time to breathe and re-center."
Social distancing did only give the singer an opportunity to take a step back, but it also inspired her to release her newest single, "2 pm." While music has always been a part of her life, Karis was hesitant to debut as a solo artist.
Nerves. Doubt. Hesitation. These were a few of the things that kept her from releasing "2 pm," which she finished nearly a year ago.
"Quarantine forced me to take the time to develop the song, and the strategy behind it. In a good way, everything came together," said Karis.
The song comes from a place of frustration, but also love. Funnily enough, Karis recalls writing it at 2 am in her bedroom in Malaysia. The song romanticizes the idea of a 2 pm person, one who's more than just a late-night text. While our generation is so ingrained in hook-up culture, Karis believes that this song will resonate with a lot of people who are looking for deeper connections. After listening to the song on repeat for this past week, I couldn't agree more with her.
"It's sort of an anthem for young people in love, and I think it will resonate with a lot of people," she said.
Karis Lee's path into music was born during her early piano lessons. As a songwriter, most of her songs begin with the music instead of the lyrics. Sometimes, people will send her beats that will inspire her. Other times, a word will come to mind and she'll quickly write it in the no