"'Side Eye' is a clarity and strengthener for me and it’s me having the guts to say what’s been bothering me this whole time."

Music

10.5.2018

Premiere: Listen to "Side Eye", The Empowering New Single From TRACE

Meet the artist who voices the importance of strength and self-confidence in her new single “Side Eye”, out today on Ultra Music. With a gentle trap beat and soft acoustic guitar chords, TRACE emphasizes her complicated relationship with men that stems from that with her father.

I’ve subconsciously built a wall around myself because I cannot be bothered to be let down again. And again. ‘Side Eye’ is a clarity and strengthener for me and it’s me having the guts to say what’s been bothering me this whole time; that along with disappointment comes an automatic criticism.”

Following the musical footsteps of her mother and soul icon Carol Kim, TRACE expresses her own unique style of music that exists in a very different world of moody, beat-driven R&B-pop. Her self-written music clearly presents her distinctive talent that has led her to over 40 million streams and earned her comparisons to the west-coast cool of Lana Del Rey and the R&B-kissed ruminations of James Blake.

Featured image courtesy of Jason Barbagelott

Stay tuned to Milk for more first listens.

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