“It also entails being a friend who is close but also distant. I have a difficult time maintaining friends because I value my alone time and struggle with mental health issues. That's not an excuse, but I easily become overwhelmed, entirely withdraw, and unwittingly ghost my closest friends, ”replies the singer when we ask her about her latest single, CAN'T, which comes after having released YO-YO together with Brodie Harvey. The themes she addresses in her songs are especially relevant in a world where limits are sometimes difficult to set and many people don’t respect them.
“I've created this ‘boundary’ in each of my relationships so that my friends understand that my distance from them is unrelated,” adds iVANA. This is a plea in favour of sincere and open communication, even more so when it comes to close friends or people who love and appreciate us, as a way of being one hundred per cent ourselves and taking care of ourselves as much as possible. We are not all the same, nor do we relate to others in the same way. And this single reminds us not to extrapolate our way of seeing the world to everybody.