"I wrote this song for my ex-partner who passed away a few years ago. He was a dear friend and a big teacher in my life. On the way to the hospital to say my last goodbye, this song started writing itself. I was trying to find the words to say, but what can you say to someone who’s about to pass away? I just wanted him to feel my love, and take it with him."
When You Leave' is the first single from Loren Kate's new studio EP 'Til Night Meets the Sun', to be released in October 2015. 'Til Night Meets the Sun' will be available through vitamin.net.au, on BandCamp and iTunes.
Filming by Emily McAllan @ blackwoolholiday.com
Animation by Kevin Chan
Drawings by Loren Kate
Song recorded at Studio Goonga and Music Cellar Studios, Central Coast NSW
Mixed and mastered by Jeff McCormack @ Music Cellar Studios, Central Coast
Loren Kate- vocals, guitar, bv’s
Glen Hannah- acoustic/ electric guitars, banjo
Jonathan Zwartz- upright bass
Steve Fearnley- drums
Mel Robinson- cello
Iain Grandage- piano
Sarah Humphreys- bv’s
Loren's previous album 'Moving On', is also available on iTunes or as CD/digital download @ BandCamp.
For hard copies of Loren Kate's music, visit www.vitamin.net.au
Off the back of her impressive Telstra Road to Discovery win last year, Loren Kate presents her new single, When You Leave (out September 7) and EP, Til The Night Meets The Sun, set for release on October 9. Loren will be celebrating with a recording trip and a few gigs in Nashville in September, before returning home for a national tour kicking off at The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Thebarton on October 9, swinging through Melbourne, Bunbury, Fremantle, Maldon, Adelaide, Bellingen and finishing up at the Mullum Music Fest in Mullumbimby on Nov 21 and 22.
First single, When You Leave is an exquisitely heartfelt folk country tune with a warm Australiana feel. Written for Loren’s ex-partner who passed away two years ago, the generous and beautifully intimate storytelling invites us in to Loren’s life and in just four minutes portrays a genuine sense of the pain and loss, and the depth of friendship and love shared between the two. “He was a dear friend and a big teacher in my life,” says Loren. “On the way to the hospital to say my last goodbye, this song started writing itself. I was trying to find the words to say, but what can you say to someone who’s about to pass away? I just wanted him to feel my love, and take it with him.”
Explaining the interesting way in which the video clip came about, Loren says, “I happen to live in this amazing ‘Arts Eco Village’ in South Australia. The village has so many talented people including photographer and film maker, Emily McAllen who filmed the clip. The animation was put together by a good friend called Kevin Chan, he lives 3 doors up. I love working at grassroots level with people just starting out, people with a huge passion for artistic expression. Both Kevin and Emily really understand me and can feel what I’m trying to achieve, so it was easy to bounce ideas and create the clip.”
A gorgeously emotive EP, rich with storytelling folk tunes, Til Night Meets The Sun was written over two years and tells intimate tales of Loren’s childhood, the relationship between her mother and father, losing an ex-partner “and the anxiety and strength that came with turning thirty,” Loren explains. “I wasn’t planning to make a new record, I was actually planning to have a baby of the human variety, and then I won the Telstra Road to discovery and decided to do both!” The EP was recorded between The Music Cellar and Studio Goonga (Glen Hannah’s home studio) and produced by Glen Hannah (Felicity Urquhart, Chasing Bailey, Kim Cheshire), mixed and mastered by Jeff McCormack (Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson).