Kareen Lomax (@kareenlomax) is a rising Atlanta-raised singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released a lyric video for her sensational new soulful “SELF CARE” single via Music Is Fun.
Kareen Lomax – “SELF CARE” Lyric Video
“Sorry if I seem a little strange and my mind is elsewhere. Please don’t feel no type of way, baby, that’s just self-care. ‘Cause I’m getting older, and in order for me to sleep at night, I don’t. No, I won’t answer the phone sometimes. Before I leave this life, I wanna live it. I owe it to myself before I’m finished. When it comes to my heart I get defensive. Off the internet, I connect to my soul.” – lyrics
With an unmistakable, stop-in-your-tracks voice akin to the likes of Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone, Kareen’s songs, including “SELF CARE,” let you in on the deepest truths of her life. On the poignant new single, Kareen muses on the importance of taking care of herself (“Off the Internet, I connect to my soul”), with vocals set to a reggae-tinged breakbeat produced by Daoud (Kehlani, Lizzo, SZA) that would feel at home on “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.”
“SELF CARE” contains a relatable narrative and ear-pleasing vocals that will resonate well with fans of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Lucky Daye, Arin Ray, and Jazmine Sullivan. Kareen Lomax sings with great passion, “I need a break before it breaks me. So, I’m taking a drive before it drives me crazy. A moment aside to be lazy ‘cause who’s gonna do it if I don’t.”
“I’m picking up every piece that is left of my peace of mind.”
“‘SELF CARE’ to me means putting everything I got on pause and loving myself for a moment. My go-to practices can log me out of my mind and ground me when life is life-ing. Journaling, so I have a place to put my thoughts, a walk-in nature, and forgiving the past through music and reflection are some ways I show love to me. Grief and all that comes with loss really nudged me to take a deeper look inside and take action, to take care.” – Kareen Lomax explained
After moving to LA to pursue music, and at first being met with little success, Kareen was ready to throw in the towel when she was contacted by Diplo and Paul Woodford to feature on “Looking For Me,” which was a Top 5 single in the UK with certified platinum sales and a #1 Dance Airplay chart position. She’s since gained over one million monthly listeners on Spotify and has written songs for the likes of Maroon 5, Syd, PRETTYMUCH, Leon Bridges, and Kavinsky.
Kareen Lomax – “SELF CARE” single
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