Kristen Merritt is a must-hear neo-soul artist. She’s finding her sound in the self-coined “high-key” (high energy) neo-soul genre, with occasional funk and soulful pop influences. She tells a powerful story with every song she gives her unique flavor to while also discovering herself with each release. In May, Kristen released her single “I’m Done,” which premiered on Parlé Magazine, landed on the #NowWatching playlist by Ones To Watch, and was recently added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds: The Wave and Fresh Finds playlists.
“I Don’t Think About You” demonstrates Kristen’s ability to interpret people’s most intimate emotions. Listeners will find that the song transports them to a small coffee shop in SoHo with its smooth beat and stunning melody. It will have the listeners never wanting it to leave their brains.
Sharing the single, Kristen states: “I Don’t Think About You was born out of a place where feelings once unknown and repressed bubbled to the surface during a lyric writing session. It is the song of coming to terms with feelings for someone, feelings that you denied, for feeling as though they were misplaced on that person. In coming to terms with these feelings, I have reflected in the lyrics the “five stages of grief”: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance. There is also an additional component of something almost happy/joyous in that acceptance, content with the understanding of the situation, even if it didn’t pan out the way you wanted it to.” Kristen Merritt Music.