Amazingly fresh track by Kerri.
Artist about the track:
“what it is” closes out kerri’s “Glow” EP in dramatic fashion. The hauntingly beautiful two-part song begins with some basic grand piano chords and echoing background vocals that feel like they’re gasping for air. kerri’s vocals provide a calm amid the dramatic production at first, but as the track continues on they become more distorted and existential. The heavy use of drum kit on the latter half adds a hip-hop vibe to the track, reminiscent of Frank Ocean’s Blonde.
What it is What it is What it is What it is What it is What it is Everyone knows how to switch I'm trying to speak and I’m choking a bit What can you do with a heartache You do what you do just to live How do you fill all the spaces What are you filling them with You makin' it last and you takin' a pic I was holdin' the trash and I’m takin' it with I'm trying to speak and I’m choking a bit I let it out when I’m soaking it in We run then we fall then we slip I know what I know what it is Been holding it close just to live And I would wonder why Why we always did We didn't have to But we always did Don't take me long to find A firework in your eyes Like I always did Yeah I need it How do you fill all the spaces I was your favourite clown What are you filling them with Used to pick me up So pray for me tonight 'Cus I’m holdin' it tight Like I always did I'm trying to speak and I’m choking a bit I let it out when I’m soaking it- We run then we fall then we slip I know what I know what it is Been holding it close just to live Used to pick me up, used to call my phone And now I can't stop smiling at the dial tone I'm cheesin Wrote it on my face for you take it down And then he took my place And I can't take it now You used to pick me up