Pop singer Kat Cunning knows that every relationship comes with its own baggage. So instead of ignoring that, they’ve decided to embrace it.
On Friday, Cunning released their new single “Broken Heart,” a brooding pop ballad that sees the singer approaching their relationship with a new sense of compassion, asking their lover to own their insecurities rather than hide them from the world. “Lay down your defenses/ I know we’re no princesses,” they sing. “I’m not a china doll/ But we all have scars and a broken heart.”
In a statement to Billboard, Cunning said they wanted to dispel any preconceived notions of what it means to be a woman today. “So often we see women venerated for being fragile, naive and virginal,” they say. “I wanted to write a song that celebrated the way scars and experience make a person more beautiful. I hope it gives the listener permission to dance in celebration of themselves; insecurities and all.”
Check out Cunning’s new song “Broken Heart” below: