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Katie Von Schleicher shares new single, “Nowhere”, from her new album, Consummation, out May 22nd via Full Time Hobby

March 24, 2020
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Katie Von Schleicher shares a new single, “Nowhere” – listen HERE
Taken from her album, Consummation, released on May 22nd 2020 via Full Time Hobby

Katie Von Schleicher today shares her new single, “Nowhere”, the second to be heard from her upcoming album Consummation, out May 22nd 2020 via Full Time Hobby.

The melancholic track follows the release of “Caged Sleep”, which Dots & Dashes described as “a rousing song certainly befitting nocturnal carousing”, Paste as “a real frenzy of a track” and Clash as an “ominous Krautrock jammer”. Katie said the following about the track: “‘Nowhere’ is about the close and tight feeling of being alone. It can be a hard spell to break. The narrative is simple: I’m at home and promising someone I’ll leave any minute. I go out into the night, driving alone. Everything conspires to ride the line between comfort and the unknown – that’s my aim at least.”

ThroughoutConsummation, Von Schleicher blasts past the lo-fi power ballads of her debut Shitty Hits (2017) with a severe expansion of her sonic palette; its 13 shape-shifting songs depicting a deeply personal exploration of trauma. The result is both potent and listenable; strange and familiar; intense and entertaining—and, perhaps most of all, teeming with life.

ThroughoutConsummation, Von Schleicher blasts past the lo-fi power ballads of her debut Shitty Hits (2017) with a severe expansion of her sonic palette; its 13 shape-shifting songs depicting a deeply personal exploration of trauma. The result is both potent and listenable; strange and familiar; intense and entertaining—and, perhaps most of all, teeming with life.

Consummation is, in part, inspired by an alternate interpretation of Hitchcock’s Vertigo. In 2018, Von Schleicher rewatched the seminal film and was struck by its largely unanalyzed subtext of abuse. She knew immediately that this hidden narrative, which spoke to her personal experience, would be the basis of her album.

While writing and engineering the record, she found sanctuary in the words of other women: namely, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties, Rachel Cusk’s Outline trilogy and Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost. The latter proved particularly influential; soon after revisiting Vertigo, Von Schleicher stumbled upon Solnit’s lacerating take on the film, describing the “wandering, stalking, haunting” of romantic pursuit that it depicts as “consummation,” while “real communion”—understanding and mutual respect between two lovers—is, to the men in the film, “unimaginable.” The consequence is a fundamental failure of communication. At its core, Consummation evokes the pain of being unable to bridge that vast psychic distance between oneself and another. Can love that destroys, Von Schleicher asks, be love at all? 

Pre-order / save Consummation: https://smarturl.it/kvsconsummation

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