Kara Jackson has announced that her debut album – Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? – will be released on April 14th, with her new song ‘pawnshop‘ out now.
The Poet Laureate, singer-songwriter, Chicago-based Kara Jackson has shared details for her upcoming debut album Why Does the Earth Give Us People to Love? out April 14th via September. They enlisted close friends and fellow artists Nnamdi, Kaina and Sen Morimoto to help on the album’s production.
The album announcement comes alongside the release of their new single “pawnshop.” With a Western-inspired guitar lick and echoing background vocals from Kara, the song paints a picture of a lover taking them for granted only to be left painted as the foolish one by Kara. It’s a sharp and clever proclamation of knowing one’s worth.
Of the track, Kara says,” pawnshop is a song about uncovering how worth is subjective. It’s taking “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and reveling in that sentiment, taking pride in the fact that even if people can’t understand your value, only you know how priceless you are.”
Last year, Kara performed at the US Ambassador’s Residence in the UK where she played new music and hosted a number of up-and-coming talents in the UK’s poetry circuit. She also took her show to the British Library, playing an intimate set, dazzling her audience who undoubtedly left as new and long-term fans. Be sure to look out for European tour dates this year.