Obscura: Feeling crushed? Try Katherine Li

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As a young adult herself, singer Katherine Li is determined to capture the quintessential experience of being a free-spirited teen falling in love through her music. The indie-pop singer recently released her debut EP, titled “Crush[ed],” which has already surpassed over 12 million streams. 

Written from the perspective of someone who’s currently crushing hard, and facing the possibility of unrequited love, “Crush[ed]” covers a wide range of emotions in only six songs. From fun and flirty tunes to raw and honest ballads, Li’s relatable music leads to her loyal fan-base continuing to grow increasingly, as more and more people discover her. 

“Happening Again,” one of Li’s singles, discusses the possibility of falling in love again with a past crush, while the lead single “Miss Me Too” talks about how Li’s ex “never leaves her mind.” Not only are these extremely specific scenarios that can apply to a surprisingly wide range of teen listeners, but the catchy beat also effectively draws in listeners. 

A music video for “Miss Me Too” was recently released on YouTube, gaining thousands of streams within the first weeks. Her first song, “Never Had A Chance,” is a heart-wrenching piano ballad and recently reached the 2 million stream mark on Spotify. Other reviewers have compared Li’s honest and elaborate lyrical style to similar pop megastars Olivia Rodrigo, Tate McRae and even Taylor Swift. 

Li stated, “For [those] who feel too much and always find themselves in a one-sided relationship, this is for you.” So whether you’re in the mood for a new, infectious pop beat, or just wish to escape to a world of nostalgic romance, Li is a great new artist to give a try. Listen to “Crush[ed]” below!

Crush[ed]: Katherine Li’s recently-released debut EP

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