Alternative Pop Artist Zhaklina Releases New Single “Pretend”
Alternative Pop singer/songwriter and recording artist Zhaklina recently released her new single, “Pretend.” You can listen to the song HERE!
With heart-wrenching lyrics like I’m in my old room, playing with mom’s shoes, wondering why dad can’t be here too, “Pretend” embodies a delicate message that many listeners will relate to.
“This song feels really vulnerable to share with the world, but it’s been a necessary creation for my personal healing process,” Zhaklina explains. “I personally believe that if our trauma and wounds are not addressed (with compassion and accountability), we are likely to repeat the patterns of pain throughout our lives. This song taps into my personal issues with identity and rejection that I have replayed in various situations, stemming from childhood wounds I have had to address as an adult. I often felt pressured to put a smile on my face growing up and that led to me pretending I was okay when I wasn’t. As I continue on this journey of healing, I realize I have always had a home within myself and it’s truly beautiful – no mask necessary. I hope this song encourages you to look at your own wounds with compassion and believe you are worthy of being true to yourself.”
For more information, visit www.zhaklina.com and follow her on Instagram @iamzhaklina, Facebook @Zhaklina, Spotify @Zhaklina and TikTok.