Throughout 2020, Karin Ann has not only earned herself critical acclaim but also a growing fanbase as she’s delivered impressive single after impressive single. Her new release, an acoustic version of ‘i yearn for agony’, which GIITV are proud to premiere, is one of her strongest and should also build the interest and excitement for her upcoming and as-yet untitled debut EP.
Since the start of her career, Karin Ann has made it her mission to make music with a message; and her lyrics address several topics and issues that affect people all over the world; from mental health to societal standards, and it’s this ability of hers to connect with an audience on a profound level that is setting her apart from many of her fellow artists.
Asked about the story to and inspiration behind ‘i yearn for agony’, Karin Ann says: “The song is about some of the darkest parts of my mind during some of my darkest times and because I feel like a lot of people blame themselves for having mental health issues – even though it isn’t their fault – so I thought maybe this song could help anyone going through something similar or maybe help people that never went through anything like this to understand what’s it like. I was in a bad mental state for a long time in my life – now luckily I’m a lot better – but back then most days I didn’t have motivation to do anything, I didn’t feel motivated to talk to anyone so I ended up pushing a lot of my close friends away, I really just wasn’t doing well and now I know that none of it was my fault but back then I blamed me for everything and always asked myself why I can’t be the way people want me to be and why I just can’t be happy and a thought came to my head saying ‘maybe I want this, maybe ‘i yearn for agony.'”