K Besd celebrates our common bonds in her unifying new single and video Our Love — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Packed with the Calgary songbird’s powerhouse vocals, swooping melodies, and motivational lyrics, the R&B-tinged, gospel-flecked pop ballad reminds the listener that regardless of what happens, community and togetherness will always be the lasting foundation you can count on, stand on, shout from, and cling to.
“When I started writing this song, I was thinking a lot about what’s going on in the world,” K Besd says. “Its current state brings out so many emotions in us including fear, which can show up as frustration and anger creating divides in a time (when) we need each other most. In addition to this, I was feeling very reflective and thinking about some things I wanted to change in and around me. I considered what had gotten me through my most challenging times thus far.” The obvious answer: People. “Your family, whether blood or chosen, and your community are what get you through.”
Fittingl, the song features a variety of artists and collaborators — including a gospel choir — personifying the song’s lyrics of inclusion and mutual support. “The entire process has been very special to me,” she reveals. “I’ve never collaborated with this many artists and although I was connected to many via social media, we hadn’t had the opportunity to meet. We have Carsten Rubelling on the trombone, Randy Hutchings on vocals and acoustic guitar, Dempsey Bolton on vocals and keyboard. We also have features from a variety of artists including Lyrique, A.Y.E., Rondel Roberts, Transit22, Amy Bishop and more, and the kids at the very end. The collaboration gave this song a whole new meaning I never could have imagined.”