Painful experiences make up the messages of most songs, but the ultimate definition of this comes in the form of Highland Kites. Singer Marissa Lamar has spent most of her 20s dealing with Lyme’s disease, with writing and performing Indie music being her coping mechanism.

That definitely shows, as her dark themes and ideas resonate throughout the 5 different tracks on their Let Me Run EP, but demonstrated beautifully through every guitar stroke, letting Lamar release her pain and also happiness into each track on the EP, like you’re there in the room with her and seeing into her sorrow like a looking glass. Definitely an artist to listen to and look out for, you won’t regret it.

Their EP Let Me Run is out 22nd July. You can listen to their single ‘This War Inside’, embedded below. Pre-order the EP on Bandcamp and see the video for ‘Small Frame’ here. Follow Highland Kites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see what they’re up to. Don’t forget to sign up to my email newsletter (in the sidebar of my blog) to get notifications for when I post something new on my blog.

Happy Listening!
A K Jones

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