A music video has been released by Toronto-based artist Kristen Karma as a tribute to her father. The album is called ‘Dear John’ and the single hit stores on Kristen’s birthday- October 19th. Since then it has got rave reviews with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos writing “Kristen Karma melts hearts with ‘Dear John’…Goosebumps. A Rating!”.
Exclaim.ca’s Joe Smith-Engelhardt stated that “(Dear John)’ takes the standard singer-songwriter elements and elevates them to new heights…visually stunning!” ‘Dear John’ is directed by Ryan Ellis and features one of the song’s co-writers, Marian Hanna, with a guest appearance from Mr. ATP.
Karma says that she sat down with her friend and upcoming artist Marian Hanna one day, for a songwriting session and decided that, since it was coming up to Hanna’s brother’s 10th death anniversary, and her father’s 2 year anniversary, they should write something together for them.
“We talked about what sort of a song we wanted to write, and in about 15 minutes, we had a demo written and recorded on my phone. A few days later, we were talking and put it together that her brother’s and my father’s name were John, and therefore decided to call the new single ‘Dear John,” she says.
She further adds that this song is about wondering if they are watching them and watching what they are doing, and are they proud of what they see.
This year has been a record year for the electro-pop singer-songwriter Karma with her single release “Party Heroes” reaching the Top 20 on the iTunes Pop Songs chart, while her follow-up “Try” hitting the Top 30 Pop and Top 65 All Genres. The albums have racked up tens of thousands of Spotify streams and Youtube views, thus reaching airplay chart positions on both sides of the Atlantic.