Vancouver-based artist Kaleah Lee returns with the meditative new single ‘Where’d The Time Go?’. Lee’s combination of tumbling arpeggios and her dexterous and hushed tones draw vivid details of the passing of time, it’s a moving slow burner.
Written and produced by Lee herself, the single began as a poem which she then set to an intricate guitar-picking pattern. She says “I initially wrote ‘Where’d The Time Go?’ when I had a few moments to myself on my birthday this year. For me, birthdays are a strange and bittersweet thing, being a day when the reality of getting older is scarily magnified. The song is a sort of meditation on not only being hit with the fact that I’m getting older, but also that my parents and loved ones are getting older too. Time is so, so precious, and all the change that comes with each passing year seems to become more and more obvious, whether I want it to or not. ‘Where’d The Time Go?’ feels like a time capsule for me, and I know that I’ll appreciate looking back at it being such a candid and specific representation of how I felt on that day.”
Raised in suburban Vancouver, Kaleah began playing music at her church, eventually focusing on piano and guitar as she got older. She wrote her first original music in 2020, and was encouraged by her sister to release it. Kaleah’s early songs have turned heads – with loads of resonance online via IG & TikTok, amassing over 20 million views, 85k followers, and receiving the attention of the aforementioned big names. That buzz turned into high demand for more new music; Kaleah responded in 2022 with a string of singles, including her debut, ‘Heavy Handed’.