by: Zach Salafia
Jun 18, 2021
Hawaii-born and -bred artist KEPIK is back with “New Beginning,” a single that that “holds a very special place in [his] heart.” Now based out of the Bay Area, KEPIK explained,
“I wanted to dive into the past with this song and write about my battle with depression when I was younger. I just wanted to fit in and not be judged for looking differently and it became a constant struggle. It took me a long time to overcome my demons and start a new chapter of my life. ‘New Beginning’ is a reflection of that and I hope to bring more attention to mental health awareness and address the struggles we all endure.”
All proceeds from the first month of “New Beginning’s” streams will be donated to The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides emotional/mental health resources to teens and young adults in the United States in the interest of preventing suicide. The single, which features Gallie Fisher, follows a year that saw KEPIK land “New Horizon” with Luma on Ophelia Records’ Advent Volume 2 compilation album.
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