Published Aug 31, 2015Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Kaylee Johnston is gearing up to release her debut album this fall, but before the self-titled effort arrives, Exclaim! is giving you the first listen to her new single "Are You the One."
Citing her influences as artists like Stevie Nicks, Annie Lennox and Heart, Johnston delivers pop music that's catchy but packs some punch. Raw and honest, "Are You the One" hears Johnston incorporating R&B, soul and rock influences, even edging towards rap on one particularly rapid-fire refrain.
"'Are You the One' might be my favourite song on the album," she said in a statement. "I wrote it out of frustration towards the dating game. It's like, can't we just like each other and everything just be easy?!"
That frustration has been transformed into an eclectic pop gem, which you can hear for yourself in the player below. Kaylee Johnston is officially out on October 23.