Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Katie Malco - "Brooklyn"

Photo by Sam Manville
The latest single from Katie Malco's upcoming album may be a mellow ballad, but it hides an intensity. "Brooklyn" could have just been your standard, generic singer/songwriter type of song. But it's far from that. The clang in the guitar is your first hint that this song is different, as it ratchets up the tension. Malco's voice ever so slowly gets more desperate as the song goes on, until the song eventually explodes into a glorious alt-rocker.

Katie Malco says of the song:  "'Brooklyn' is about a friend of mine that moved to start a new life in New York. We've been friends for years and I've always felt protective of her. I went to New York for the first time to see her, having hardly even left the UK before, so it felt like a massive significant trip for me. It was her birthday and we had a big night to celebrate. On the last night we had a heart to heart where I tried to persuade her to come home - at this point she was hardly making enough money to live. She said she wouldn’t stay forever, to appease me, but that she was going to give it her best go. It wasn't until later that I realised I wasn't asking her to come home because I was worried she wasn't going to survive - she always does - I was asking her to come home because I needed her."

You can watch the video for "Brooklyn" below. Failures, the debut album from Katie Malco, will be out June 5 on 6131 Records. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Katie Malco, check her out on Facebook and Twitter.

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