Rising London-based R&B/soul artist to watch Kara Marni has released her new single “2nd Nature” as well as its official music video. The stunning visual showcases the songstress’ elevated new look as she embraces three of nature’s elements—water, fire and air.
Fearless, sensual and feel-good, “2nd Nature” is the well-defined arrival of a new era and attitude for Kara. Written by the artist herself, it’s an anthem about being intertwined with a partner, and wanting to live in their world, even in their skin. The production of the track also gives a clear nod to noughties R&B.
When speaking about the inspiration behind the song, Kara said, "I wrote it about being so comfortable with someone that being around them became a habit. A habit I very much enjoyed. We all have one person in our life where, as I say in the song, 'you don’t have to talk, some things you don’t say, you just know.’”
“2nd Nature” will be featured on Kara’s forthcoming third EP State of Mine out September 17. The record is a careful, considered body of work that reflects how far she’s come as an artist and firmly cements her as a formidable voice in her genre. The EP title reflects a year Kara describes as having “been in plenty of different emotional states.” To truly encapsulate her feelings throughout the record, she covers themes of love, loneliness, self-reflection and self-empowerment. The EP also includes features from rappers Russ and Toni Romiti and credits her long-term collaborators and producers THE INVISIBLE MEN, JEFF + KEITH (Ella Mai and Camila Cabello) and SOS (Ty Dolla Sign and Trey Songz).
Throughout her short career so far, critically-acclaimed rising R&B/soul powerhouse Kara Marni has accumulated more than 50 million career streams and is a mainstay of the major pop and R&B playlists. Her two EPs, No Logic and Love Just Ain’t Enough, led to radio support from BBC Radio 1Xtra, where her single “Lose My Love” spent 5 weeks on the A-list.
Kara’s debut performance at the Live Lounge went global after reaching 20 million Instagram users in one weekend. She capped off a busy international festival season in 2019 by headlining Glastonbury’s Pussy Parlure stage and sold-out her first-ever UK and European headline tour. Kara was spotlighted in “Ones To Watch” features by Vogue and Complex, won “Best Female Act” at the 2020 Urban Music Awards and holds the title for the most engaged performance in the Vevo DSCVR series.