Photo by Strummer Jasson
If you follow us for our folkier side, you're going to love the latest from Cat Clyde. The Canadian singer/songwriter isn't quite folk, but makes music that is folk adjacent. The press release for her latest single, "Mystic Light," refers to her music as "nature punk" and compares her to Hurray for the Riff Raff. That comparison is apt, but I'm also hearing a lot of other artists like Pony Hunt, Faye Webster, and early Molly Burch. This is modern roots music mixed with early rock and roll/doo wop. A lot of that is how much twang is in the song, from the guitar to Clyde's voice. Her voice has this great quality that leans into its twang but still has this smooth crooner's quality to it. This may be the first we've heard of Cat Clyde, but we can't wait to hear more.
Cat Clyde says of her new song:
“It’s a song about wanting to understand my journey and purpose. I’m exploring feelings of adriftness, asking for the mystery or magic of life to show her face so I can remember what it’s all for.”
You can watch the video for "Mystic Light" below. Down Rounder is due out February 17 on Second Prize Records. The album can be pre-ordered and pre-saved here. For more on Cat Clyde, check out the artist's website.