The concept of being used within a romantic relationship is, sadly, all too relatable. And, Kami Kehoe is here to let you that she has been there. Dropping her sad girl song, “Test Dummy”, the Las Vegas-based artist offers a pensive drum beat and her other-worldly energy to a haunting tune that dives deep into her emotional history and contemplates a life spent in toxic, one-sided relationships.
“Someone who is broken or who has unhealed trauma will come in my life, I will unintentionally help them understand and deal with their pain and once you open an untreated wound that has been under a bandage for years it hurts. It’s like putting alcohol on a cut to heal. But it ends up healing,” explains Kehoe. “And I feel like I was that alcohol for a lot of people in my life, But In the process of helping them become better I would get hurt. I would get hurt because they’re hurting, and unfortunately I don’t think any of them meant to do that, I just think hurt people hurt people. The concept of the song really means I was just there for them to use. Like a test dummy.”
An artist akin to Billie Eilish in tone who is serving up out-of-this-world sounds and narratives sure to move you to tears, Kami Kehoe is one to watch out for in 2022.
Head below to listen to “Test Dummy”…