Singer-songwriter Cassidy King bares all through her deeply personal, poignant lyricism and lush, pop-forward melodies. As a proud, queer woman, she offers a voice to those who are still finding the words to share their own stories. But what King’s fans may not know is that it took her a long time to find this self-assurance—and that they played a crucial part in empowering her to do so.
Growing up in Ohio, King never thought that a career in entertainment could be a viable option. While she harbored a love for the performing arts, it wasn’t until she enrolled at Kent State University that she pursued music in earnest. A few months later, a video of King freestyling went viral—resonating with millions of viewers around the world. In 2019, with the release of her first music video, “Professional Smiler” (in which the artist kisses an on-screen girlfriend) King found the courage to reveal her true self. A year later, she once again tapped into that vulnerability, releasing her debut EP, Not So Picture Perfect. Throughout the summer of 2020, King collaborated with a longtime friend, producer and songwriter TyC, to craft an intimate and stunning collection of songs which became her sophomore EP Concrete Walls. Following the two EP releases, Cassidy is working on another project coming later this year, continuing to bare her soul into her songwriting.