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Kate Davis Shares New Single “Long Long Long” – Taken From New Album “Fish Bowl” Out March 24th on ANTI-

March 7, 2023
Photo Credit: Maciek Jasik

KATE DAVIS

Shares new single “Long Long Long”
New album ‘Fish Bowl’ out March 24th on ANTI-
To play SXSW next week & UK dates in May

Ahead of the release of her second album ‘Fish Bowl,’ on March 24th, now Kate Davis has shared a final pre-release single. The new single comes ahead of live dates at SXSW next week as well as a European tour in May.

‘Fish Bowl’ is a deeply personal album, Davis charts its path through the eyes of ‘Fish Bowl’s central character “FiBo”. Today she shares the particularly poignant track, “Long Long Long”, which was co-written with Oli Deakin of Low Pines. Driving guitars lay the foundation for this indie-rock-meets-sci-fi track as Davis takes the meticulousness from her years in the jazz world and applies it here, much like John Coltrane’s spiritually-guided path, to an otherworldly place where rules don’t matter.

“Oli sent me a super sad instrumental at exactly the right moment” Davis comments. “I was doing a lot of thinking and grieving in the aftermath of a breakup and felt incredibly comforted by this sonic world that he had built. It opened up an opportunity to flow in a stream of consciousness way over a landscape that was far more spacious than what I would have come up with. I just remember plugging in my mic, blinking, and the song was finished.

“This song longs less for a person, and more for answers. It starts the second half of the album, right after the lowest point in the FiBo story. This is the “back in the saddle“ moment. There’s an insatiable craving for clarity and destination. I think that’s why I was so attached to the visual of driving endlessly through the night. Time is explicitly described, but in the same breath, it means nothing.

“LLL references three songs that were anchors for memories and markers of time in my life. Barenaked Ladies – One Week, Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, and Failure – Stuck On You.  Out of all the songs on Fish Bowl, I might be attached to this one the most. It helped me tease out some personal desires and truths”

We first shared a release from Davis on the site over 4 years ago and have been fixated on the complex creations that Kate puts out. And with the new track “Long Long Long” Kate establishes this progression and builds this sonically alluring landscape with this sweeter tonality.

The sweeping landscape develops and the delicate vocal notes compel, establishing the notes as essential as they soar with a gentle force through the experimental atmosphere. Kate’s careful craft to focus on the mesmeric melody provides a stirring current to the dreamy, hypnotic world. Whilst the listener embraces the emotive lyricism.

As badly as we want our trajectory to be linear and to make logical sense, sometimes life has other plans for us. We have to listen to that little voice within, whispering: rebel against the status quo. This has been Davis’s experience, where she hits the brakes on the life she thought she knew, grabbed the creative reins and rebuilt her artistic foundation. As she triumphantly walks away from her previous life as a conservatory-trained jazz musician and into her future as an experimental art-rock singer, Davis has found a new home within herself.

Leading the entire creative process, Davis wove multiple genres — art-rock, pop, and folk — into an intricate, unique tapestry of sound. She also drew influence from a vast catalog of visuals and literary references while writing ‘Fish Bowl,’ thinking about the films of Wim Wenders and the liminal space that exists between outer space and far beneath the sea.

As she steps into an exciting new stage of her music career, Davis is taking the very meticulousness she developed from her years in the jazz world and applying them to ‘Fish Bowl.’ Like genre pillar John Coltrane, Davis is transitioning to a more musically spiritual place — a place where rules don’t matter, experimentalism is encouraged, and change is part of one’s natural progression as an artist. As Davis continues to push forward with clear-eyed determination, the indie-rock world is about to gain a new sonic voyager.

‘Fish Bowl’ track list:
1. Monster Mash
2. Call Home
3. Fructify
4. Consequences
5. People Are Doing
6. Ride or Die
7. yoyo
8. Long Long Long
9. dd
10. Saw You Staring
11. Fish Bowl
12. Reckoning

‘Fish Bowl’ will be released on March 24th via ANTI-. Pre-order here.

Kate Davis tour dates:
Mar 14-18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 15th – Austin, TX @ SXSW – 2 PM – Paste Live Session @ High Noon
March 16th – Austin, TX @ SXSW – 4 PM – Music for Listeners showcase @ Lazarus Brewing Company
 March 17th – Austin, TX @ SXSW – 8 PM – Central Presbytarian Church
May 15 – London, UK @ The Lexington
May 15 – Manchester, UK @ The Lodge
May 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

May 19 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ London Calling
May 20 – Paris, France @ Supersonic
May 21 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
May 22 – Berlin, Germany @ Kantine am Berghain w/ Lael Neale

https://katedavis.bandcamp.com/album/fish-bowl

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