Icelandic singer and songwriter Kristin Sesselja has finally released her sophomore EP, titled Breakup Blues.
Written by Kristin Sesselja herself, the record is more mature and personal than anything she’s released so far — it explores finding happiness through all the sadness and heartbreak in your life.
“I’ve been ready for everyone to hear it for a long time,” Kristin says, admitting that she’s extremely proud of the way her EP turned out to be. She’s been working on Breakup Blues since last year and she’s excited to share it with everybody.
Although the EP is very personal, Sesselja doesn’t shy away from being vulnerable and uses lyrics to open up to her audience. “I honestly find it quite fun,” she tells me.
The singer then continues by saying that writing the EP was a “really cathartic” experience for her. She also reveals that there’s been lots of speculation about her songs from people at her old school, and she loves it.
“My vocals and writing skills have improved a lot in the last three years,” Kristin Sesselja tells me, comparing Breakup Blues to her debut EP Freckles, released back in 2017.
According to the singer, she hadn’t gone through heartbreak up until before she started working on new songs last year, which makes Breakup Blues feel honest and impactful. In fact, that’s what Sesselja’s lyricism is supposed to do — leave an impact and inspire.
“In order to get over something you need to go through the journey — appreciate the people around you, try to focus on finding happiness again,” Kristin Sesselja says. “But you can’t just ignore your feelings, you have to go through them.”
Breakup Blues is a beautifully crafted story of self-acceptance and healing. Each track — out of the six in total — portrays a different approach to getting over someone.
BREAKUP BLUES IS OUT NOW.