Singer-Songwriter and actress Kara Connolly has released the second single “Nice Guy” from her forthcoming album Life In Rear View today 8/31.
“A sassy empowering tune with a colorful lyric video that highlights the strong content of this hand-clapping song,” premiered on Parade Magazine this week.
“They say man up, but I want a man who’s bold enough to cry when he’s sad / If you treat me right, you can spend the night / If you treat me wrong / well then… so long” she winks in “Nice Guy,” a song that takes on our deep-rooted culture of toxic hyper-masculinity and encourages young women to demand the respect they deserve, all while making you laugh and sing along.
“My goal was to create something fun and honest that you could sing to, with hopes that after a second listen you may realize you’re singing something empowering,” says Kara.
Earlier this summer, Kara debuted with the first single and title track of her forthcoming album, “Life In Rear View,” (7/20) an “infectious acoustic-driven song” (-Popmatters). With a unique genre-bending blend of pop, folk, and country that takes you on an introspective road-trip from breakdown to breakthrough.
“I wrote the song during a period of transition,” she recalls, “My high school sweetheart and I ended our 6-year relationship, my childhood dog was dying, home life was tumultuous, I was graduating from college and uncertain about my future in all regards… I didn’t know how I was going to survive so many changes at once.”
The full-length album Life In Rear View, produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson) and mastered at the legendary Capitol Records, will be released later this year. Further details TBA.