Kahiem Rivera – This Night Last Year
Kahiem Rivera, an up and coming artist from Brooklyn, NY, has blessed our ears with his newest tack ‘This Night Last Year’ featuring Snake Eyes.
‘This Night Last Year’ is a haunting reflection on depression, self-medication, and self-sabotage. The synthy, downtempo beat provides a nice foil to Rivera’s snappy bars.
Rivera shares some insight in the track “it is about self medicating. I fell into a long depression last winter, during a leg injury from getting hit by a car. Once I was semi-healthy again, I started going out a lot to this one bar to get out of that rut. It was fun, and helped, but also started to feel very surreal. Just being there almost every night, till 4am, binge drinking with a lot of people who didn’t seem to have a care in the world. It almost felt like the club in San Junipero, from Black Mirror.” Kahiem continues “So the song is balancing the feeling of having genuine fun but also an existential “wtf am I doin”.”
We’ve got big love for Kahiem and ‘The Night Last Year’ so we’ve added it to our Downtempo Playlist!