Thanya Iyer is a Canadian, Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician. She announced the release of a new album. KIND will be out on July 31st via Topshelf Records. It features Alex Kasirer-Smibert (bass, percussion, synth, voice), Daniel Gélinas (Drums, Drum machine, percussion, voice) and other great musicians which you can check here. We already shared “Always, Be Together”; “Please Don’t Hold Me Hostage for Who I Am, for Who I Was” is a new excerpt.

She explains: “To me – the story behind KIND represents a journey. A journey filled with questions that travel around grief, depression, anxiety, racism, disability, chronic pain, healing, self love, and giving that love outwards to the relationships around you. The creature in the film represents yourself, everything that you don’t want to face. But its important to love every part of you, including the parts that are hard to face and difficult to let go of. The journey of loving yourself is supported by your loved ones (your friends, your fam, your community, your people) but at the end of the day you have everything within you, all the strength is inside that you need to help yourselves, love yourselves, honour your good, your bad and the high/low tides of life.”

Listen below.