Katie Gately has announced the follow-up to her 2020 album Loom. It’s titled Fawn / Brute, and it comes out March 31 via Houndstooth. Check out its two title tracks, ‘Fawn’ and ‘Brute’, and find the album artwork and tracklist below.
“‘Fawn’ is an attempt to capture the delirium and mania of new parenthood,” Gately explained in a statement. “The song’s instrumental is meant to capture the buoyancy and enthusiasm of youth while lyrically acknowledging the doubt and uncertainty of one’s new role as “parent”. ‘Brute’ is a love song for old vices, a reminder that parenthood doesn’t automatically mature us into respectable people. The song is a tug of war between responsibility and nonchalance; a struggle that is only intensified by the relentless demands of parenting.”
“Together, the songs symbolize the dichotomy of parenthood,” she added. “You’re a new person, guided by a fierce protective love, but you’re also still the same old bastard. You’re cranky when you don’t sleep and you lie to yourself about how many ounces are really in one glass of wine. You do the best you can and you pray things will turn out well enough… but really, you’re just winging it.”
Fawn / Brute Cover Artwork:
Fawn / Brute Tracklist: