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JESSICA HART Shares Stunning New Single ‘Relapse’

Returning with soaring emotion, Jessica Hart opens up about her past traumas in the heart-tugging slow-burner Relapse.

Jessica Hart 2021

Canadian newcomer Jessica Hart has shared her first offering of 2021 in the form of a cathartic new single, Relapse. Featuring Canadian artist Tep No on production duties, Relapse is an electronic-laced ballad that touches upon the themes of addiction, mental health, and loneliness. Rooted in honesty, the track is a stunning display of alt-pop subtleties, showcasing Hart’s tender vocals atop a bed of hazy synths, sparse beats and glimmering piano chords. Finding solace in music, Hart crafts a heartbreaking beauty with Relapse.

Speaking on the new release, Jessica Hart shares:

I haven’t released music in a few years due to both too many happy and sad moments, and a lot of healing through past traumas. I knew that when I did release something again, I wanted it to be real and reflective of who I am and what I’ve gone through. I struggle with addiction and mental health, and I know a lot of other people do too. I don’t want to stay silent about it, because silence only breeds stigma. When co-writing “Relapse”, the very first line I wrote, was “Put down the bottle”. That’s what I would tell myself every morning when I woke up. To me, the song is talking both to the person suffering the addiction, to those around them, and to the substance itself. Sometimes it really does feel that it’s all that you’ve got. Addiction is lonely. I want others that are struggling out there to know that they are not alone.