Katie Gately Unveils New Single ‘Cleave’

    Katie Gately has released a new single, ‘Cleave’, which will appear on her forthcoming record Fawn / Brute. It follows the album’s title tracks, ‘Fawn’ and ‘Brute’. Take a listen below.

    “‘Cleave’ is about getting a whiff of someone else’s Scahdenfreude and recognizing the only place to run is far, far away” Gately explained in a press release. “I wrote it as I was mustering up the courage to extricate myself from a friendship that was becoming increasingly and perplexingly hostile.”

    She continued: “While I’ve always loved big, brash heartbroken pop songs, I’ve often wished more of them would probe the murky landscape of platonic fractures. I decided to use my own friendship-heartbreak as an offering into this slippery realm. My hope is the song might nudge the listener to stick up for themselves when someone else is hoping they will stay small. Even though this choice can be terribly impractical and lonely, it’s often one of great relief.”

    Fawn / Brute is scheduled to arrive on March 31 via Houndstooth.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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