Connecticut-based singer-songwriter Kelaska (Kelli Wright) has dropped her new track Tightrope on April 29th. After amassing tens of thousands of subscribers on YouTube, Wright is ready to show the rest of the world her expressive and compelling voice.

Tightrope draws from the anxiety our image-obsessed society raises and sustains. She explains:

It tells the struggles of trying to navigate life under the constant demands of other people. At its core, it deals with emotions of angst, frustration, sadness, and the realization that you can’t be everything they want you to be. The song came to me after a couple of live streams where people kept commenting on my appearance. I kept getting so frustrated that anyone would be concerned about my hairstyle or makeup while I was trying to perform a song.

The track interrogates what feels like our culture’s first-born child, physical beauty, and asks it not to swallow us whole along with everything that matters. Tightrope shows us where real beauty lies – in resistance.

Kendra Brea Cooper

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Kendra Brea Cooper is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Canada, Sustainable Stylist and Thrift Editor at PostModern.

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