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In the realm of musical comebacks, Selma Higgins has made a triumphant return after a three-year hiatus, gracing our ears with the release of her funkadelic ballad, ‘Sunlight’. Now, a mere couple of months later, ‘Sunlight’ has skyrocketed to become her first-ever nationwide radio sensation in Denmark. This 26-year-old songstress has once again enchanted us all, this time with her latest offering, ‘CAN’T DO THIS’.

Delving into the depths of relationship struggles, ‘CAN’T DO THIS’ spins a tale of being trapped in a love affair. It’s the kind of story that could easily spiral into a melancholic breakup anthem, but Selma Higgins takes a different route. Instead, it becomes a melodious sigh—a graceful acceptance of the peculiar beauty that arises when two souls are entwined, flaws and all. It encapsulates the restlessness and the occasional need for personal space. These are complex themes that often invite judgment and one-sided perspectives. However, Selma wanted ‘CAN’T DO THIS’ to be a lighthearted, uplifting, and vibrant exploration of these emotions.

With its quirky 80s synths, yacht rock guitars, and delightful, unexpected chord progressions, ‘CAN’T DO THIS’ is a song brimming with surprises. Its chorus possesses an infectious quality that is destined to grace Summer playlists far and wide.

Selma Higgins first emerged on the scene in 2020 with an authentic EP imbued with the essence of her Nordic and Irish heritage, manifesting in a delightful fusion of folk-inspired sounds. The organic nature of her music remains a steadfast presence in her artistic endeavours. As a dynamic and versatile songwriter and vocalist, Selma refuses to confine herself to a specific sound or style, constantly pushing boundaries and exploring new sonic territories.

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‘Sunlight’, released in early March, instantaneously captivated the attention of international cultural and music media. It garnered widespread coverage and support from esteemed publications such as METAL Magazine (ES), Ones To Watch (US), HUNGER Magazine (UK), and numerous others. The resounding success of ‘Sunlight’ led to its selection as “Song of the Week” on Danish national radio P3, ultimately securing its position as a nationwide airwave sensation.

Selma Higgins has once again graced our auditory senses with ‘CAN’T DO THIS’, a delightful continuation of her musical journey. With her uncanny ability to captivate and surprise, Selma is undoubtedly a rising star in the music world, leaving us eagerly anticipating what she will enchant us with next.


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