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KIANA - 'split decisions'

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KIANA is a Toronto-based R&B artist, known for her moody, soulful and hypnotic soundscapes. Reflecting feelings of heartbreak and melancholy, the songwriter touches on how growth is often painful but beautiful. With a unique Persian and Dutch upbringing, the artist finds inspiration in the cultures that have raised her.

Her latest single 'split decisions' is aboutmaking the uncomfortable decision to let go of someone who you know is better off without you. The decision comes from an act of selflessness and a desire to put the other person first so that they can find someone who is genuinely capable of loving them.KIANA shares, “The verses are almost like flashbacks that reminisce over memories and who that person was, and is vulnerable in the reality that when you let go of someone - you do continue to think about everything that you had, what could’ve been, and you learn to understand yourself and the other person more when the situation is done with.”

The song title 'split decisions' nods to the term used in sports, where a split decision is a decision made based on a majority verdict. KIANA explains, ”In this record, the decision to let go was made while compromising with their different sides. While some parts of you want to hold on and stay, your subconscious and conscious self is driving the decision to let go because you know this connection just isn’t meant to be. When you have a gut feeling and a voice taking over in your head, nothing speaks louder than that."

With her music always radiating raw emotion and vulnerability, 'split decisions' follows suit. The mysterious track is soft yet sexy, feminine yet dominant and most prominently, painfully personal. Listening to KIANA’s music is like reading her journal entries, as she completely lays her emotions on the table for everyone to see.

Her music has gained recognition from multiple radio stations including Toronto's Flow 93.5 FM and Vibe 105.5 FM and received immense positive reception from her hometown. Today, KIANA has earned over half a million plays globally and has been featured in publications such asTeen Vogue, Rolling Stone, Lyrical Lemonade, Ones to Watch andRed Bull Music, to name a few. She has touched major stages like The Mod Club Theatre and performed at significant Canadian festivals including NXNE and Canadian Music Week.2023 is set to be a thrilling year for this artist on the rise.

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