NYC-based artist, blogger, and performer. A lover of thrifting, collector of Spotify playlists, and enthusiast of cheap wine.
Every break up begins with, “It’s not you, it’s me.” How cliché and yet how poignant. It’s simple to fall out of love, really. It’s easy to do. Where the real pain comes from is in caring for someone, and how it hurts us to hurt them. Instead, people tend to avoid the truth, and endure in a failing partnership that only they know is failing.
The solution? Ripping the band-aid right off.
Procrastinating its “removal” will only make the end result that much more painful–something Brooklyn-based artist Jenny Kern came to understand after she continuously ignored her gut. Her single I Should Lose You, off her upcoming EP, details her experience with falling out of love accompanied by an addictive dance-pop background. Emotionally-charged lyrics about how her soon-to-be ex deserves real love are contrasted by an upbeat and bright spiraling guitar riff. “If I don’t love you like I used to, I should lose you.” A beautifully honest line written with care, akin to that of letting someone down gently. When it’s time to accept love lost, Jenny Kern has the anecdote.