Karina Pasian has returned with the emotional, heartfelt single “Solitaire.” The songstress appeared on ‘106 & Park’ this past Thursday to premiere the music video for the piano laden ballad, which features actor Tyler James, and now she has shared it online. Inspired and dedicated to the person who signed Karina to Def Jam in 2008, VP of A&R Shakir Stewart, the singer/songwriter pours her heart out about a person who’s succumbed to suicide after a long bout with depression.
“It must’ve been hard to deal with the pain, inside you / Never could find a way to escape, I wish I knew, why you couldn’t see the beautiful things / And why the world was so unfair, you were playing solitaire,” she softly sings over lush keys.
It has been six years since Stewart took his own life and in remembrance Karina wrote: “6 years ago today… RIP Shakir Stewart. I thank God I got to experience your amazing energy. You were truly a blessing to this world and your spirit lives on through each and every life you touched.”
Watch the cinematic video below: