Like a song bird, Kacey Johansing’s beauty of song is encompassed for full flight in ‘No Better Time’. Gorgeous flickers of want and desires are produced in intimate varieties in her words. The pop inducing chorus, embraces your most vulnerable and helps you understand.
‘No Better Time’ is about creating boundaries with abusive and alcoholic men in Kacey’s life.
“It starts off with an unconditional blessing and well wishes but at its core there is yearning to cut ties for the truth to be known,” said Kacey. “I think we want to protect the ones we love even if those people have hurt us, this can sometimes mean lying on their behalf and keeping the abuse a secret. This song grapples with that feeling. Finding some kind of healing balance that includes loving and wishing the best for someone who has caused such deep pain while also holding them accountable.”
Included in the album ‘No Better Time’ (November 20th), Kacey’s honesty and gradient explanations, is warm and complete. Astonishing vocals add to the thrust of the song, and does everything to get you to understand.
Produced by Johansing and multi-instrumentalist Tim Ramsey (Vetiver, Fruit Bats), engineered by Tyler Karmen (DIIV, Alvvays) and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Cat Power), the album includes contributions from Todd Dahlhoff (Feist, Devendra Banhart), Trevor Beld Jimenez (Parting Lines) and Amir Yaghmai (Julian Casablancas + The Voidz).
Kacey does it again.
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Today I am releasing the title track off of my upcoming album “No Better Time”. It also felt like the perfect day to cast my vote. This song is about speaking truth in regard to my experience with abusive and/or alcoholic men in my life. It starts off with an unconditional blessing and well wishes, while at its core, yearns to bring integrity to these relationships and for the truth to be known. It seems too often that we choose to protect the ones we love even if those people have hurt us. This may even mean lying on their behalf and keeping the abuse a secret for the purpose of maintaining the relationship. This song grapples with that struggle—finding some kind of healing balance that includes loving and wishing the best for someone who has caused such deep pain, while also holding them accountable. We see this playing out in our government as the corrupt and the abusive continue to hold power with little to no consequences. The irony is not lost on me that I am endorsing a man who has been accused himself, but knowing the alternative, for me the choice is clear. As the election approaches, I stand in awe of all of the women and people who have spoken truth to power. Even when it seems to fall on deaf ears, I know that we must continue to do so. We must vote and speak out and use our voices for good. There truly is no better time. Listen and find more voter information in my bio. Single artwork by @whatmilesdrawsandalsoseestoo and photo by @annastlouis Biden/Harris 2020