KAIA KATER SHARES FIRST NEW SINGLE SINCE THE RELEASE OF HER CELEBRATED ALBUM, GRENADES
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It’s been a few years since the release of Kaia Kater’s Grenades, an album that was nominated for a 2019 JUNO Award, long-listed for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize, and received two nominations for the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Today, she is sharing the first new single since the release of Grenades. “Parallels” is “about destruction,” says Kater. “It’s about ripping out harmful beliefs that have grown and taken root inside many of us like weeds. I wanted to create a sense of sonic chaos—as if anything could happen—because mine and my friends’ experiences in the last few years have been to show up and care for each other amidst the chaos of job loss, financial instability, mental health crises, environmental disasters and more. I would like ‘Parallels’ to be a welcoming for whatever folks feel—be it sadness, rage or whatever else.”
Co-produced by Kater and Andrew Ryan, “Parallels” features Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet with Kevin Matthews on drums.