Following the breakout successes of her previous singles “Remember That Night” and “Picture of You,” Kays continues to build momentum with grace and vulnerability in her newest single, “Backseat Rider.” Kays’ acoustic take and songbird-like vocals bring forward a sense of nostalgia as she sings of fading childhood friendships.
“You pulled up
And somebody else
Was sitting in the passenger side
So I sat in the backseat
It didn’t bother me
But after five weeks
Of sitting in silence behind her
While you talked of movies
I’ve never seen
I realized that’s how it used to be
But now my best friend is the driver
And I’m the backseat rider”
Sara Kays; “Backseat Rider”
“Backseat Rider,” to those who follow the artist on her widely popular social media platforms, may sound familiar. Nearly 12 weeks ago, Kays shared a short snippet of the song, which has now accumulated over a million views. Although the 30-second sneak-peek into the single captured a raw yet brief acoustic rendition, she certainly did not disappoint with the entire track. As always, her comforting and gentle melodies capture her mesmerizing talent for story-telling in a unique and refreshing light.
Sara Kay’s latest masterpiece, “Backseat Rider,” is now available to stream on Spotify. Go check it out!