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Hailing from Philadelphia, the now Los Angeles-based Tessa Kaye is here to bring you your go-to track for when times aren’t getting you down, a.k.a a song for 2020. The relatable “You Know Who You Are and I Hate You” speaks about struggling with anxiety and how we shouldn’t let it take over our lives. There are no rules to how we are feeling—if all you want to do is cosy up and binge Netflix, then go for it! No one should make us feel guilty for having those days where doing nothing means everything and Kaye is here to reinforce that message.  

The pop artist shares, “I've had a lot of people try to tell me that my anxiety and how much I feel is a weakness. It's taken a lot of self work for me to realize that there's a strength in allowing yourself to simply be as weak as you feel in a moment. Black women in particular are always looked at as ‘strong black women’ and while yes, that is true, there are many sides to us.”

Kaye provides a safe space for listeners with “You Know Who You Are and I Hate You”—twinkling raindrops, warm vocal tones and shimmering melodies encompass you - like a big hug. It’s the perfect rainy day anthem to pick you up, slapping a bandaid over any worries or problems you may have.