Kathleen Releases Debut Song “The Longest Year”
- American singer-songwriter Kathleen has released her major debut single “The Longest Year” via Warner Records.
The accompanying music video was directed by Will Mustin. She co-wrote the song with Noah Conrad.
“The Longest Year” really came out of sheer confusion and overstimulation from so much hard and indigestible news,” Kathleen said of the song. “You’re scrolling scrolling and one post is your cousin’s baby, then an ad for organic tampons, then a photo of a dead toddler on a beach in Syria. Your brain is just like duh-waat? So it shuts down. I’d come up with the verse chord progression and was noodling on it with one hand while scrolling Instagram with the other. I remember one post was on Trump, even before he’d hit the primaries, when MAGA was first waking back up from the Reagan era. And then immediately below it was some science account announcing that most of the Great Barrier reef had been pronounced dead. The surreality of the back to back information just struck me so hard. It took me two years to finish the song after that—every line had to come from as truthful of a place. Had to come from that same feeling of insurmountable helplessness, guilt and total emotional exhaustion.”
- source : Guitar Girl Magazine