Katie Pruitt Announces New Album “Mantras”, Shares New Song “White Lies, White Jesus And You”
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Katie Pruitt has announced that their sophomore album “Mantras” will be released on April 5, 2024 via Rounder Records.
It is their first album in four years since the 2020 debut album “Expectations”, and comprises 11-track, produced by Collin Pastore and Jake Finch.
Katie Pruitt said of the album, “Mantras is a full circle journey from self-sabotage to self-compassion. Writing this record forced me to stop seeking external validation from the rest of the world and turn my focus inward. After hitting a low point that caused me to seek extensive therapy, I realised I had a problem with negative self-talk. So I started writing down phrases of encouragement and repeating mantras in the mirror. Through this practice I learned how to be a kinder friend to myself and ultimately a kinder friend to others. When life gets heavy and the future feel overwhelmingly out of our control, we can learn to turn inwards and build a home inside of ourselves.”
Also, they shared on social media, “I get to unveil something I've been working on for almost 2 years. This project taught me patience, persistence & most of all how to love myself through the process. When outside forces feel heavy & overwhelmingly out of our control we have no choice but to turn inward.”
- From the album, Katie Pruitt released the second single called “White Lies, White Jesus And You” on January 11, 2024.
The track was written by Katie Pruitt, and produced by Collin Pastore and Jake Finch.
The accompanying music video was directed by Alexa King Stone and Stephen Kinigopoulos.
Katie Pruitt said of the song, “I wrote 'White Lies, White Jesus & You' about shedding any remaining shame associated with the church. It's an intentional protest song rejecting the narrative that the Bible's purpose is to gate-keep or oppress. I hope it serves as a reminder to anyone who has ever been hurt by religion, that spirituality is yours to define for yourself and no institution can take that away from you.”
They added, “I remember the fear I felt when I first realized I had feelings for a girl. My desire to be 'good' & to please the people around me caused me to numb a very real part of myself for entirely too long. I'm glad all of that is mostly behind me now.”
Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
- source : Apple Music