On her newest single, pop artist Christina Sikora uses her personal experience with a toxic relationship as the inspiration behind this track. We sat down with Christina to delve deeper into the message she's looking to send through her new song, "Carousel".
How long have you been working on this single?
I wrote the song back in April 2020 with Jake Ohlbaum but we were waiting to see what we were going to do with it because we knew we wanted to come out with an EP soon. So we thought, "Why don't we just finish all of the songs on the EP and then start producing it and having it come to life even more?"
How has COVID-19 affected this project?
It probably just made the whole process slower because we had to write online and work around our different schedules. This is the first song that I wrote in quarantine because it was so new. I was kind of just getting used to that but I think we managed it well.
What would you like your listeners to get out of this single?
I want to send a message that you don't need to put up with the way someone's treating you. Even though you're attached to somebody, you can tell when they don't respect you; you can tell when if they're treating you the same way over and over that they don't respect you. Nobody deserves to get taken advantage of.
What else can we expect from you in 2021?
I've already released "Know Somebody" and this is the second song that's going to be coming out off of that EP. I have two more on the EP that I hope to release around the April timeframe. I also have a music video for one of the other songs on the EP. It's coming soon.
Is there anything else you would like to share with your fans, listeners, and our readers in regards to "Carousel"?
I felt like writing it was very therapeutic for me and I knew when I was writing it that this is something that is going to resonate with a lot of people. I know a lot of people can relate to dealing with a toxic relationship and the feeling once you get out of it. So I just wanted to share that, that's why I'm happy I'm finally putting it out.
Christina Sikora - "Carousel" out this Friday on all major streaming platforms!