LOREN KATE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE, EP AND NATIONAL TOUR

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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).

After winning Telstra Road to Discovery last year, Loren beams, “The moment they announced my name I felt this sense of relief, like all of the sudden there were more possibilities and opportunities. Sometimes as an independent musician I feel like I’m carrying huge rocks up massive mountains.  Winning the Telstra Road to Discovery meant I had a team of people, a year of mentoring and the funding to move those rocks more efficiently.”

Listen to the EP Til Night Meets The Sun

*****LOREN KATE NATIONAL TOUR DATES*****

SAT 10 OCT | THE WHEATSHEAF HOTEL, THEBARTON, SA  |  18+
WED 14 OCT | THE TOFF IN TOWN, MELBOURNE, VIC  |  18+
FRI 23 OCT | RED MILL STORE, BUNBURY, WA  |  ALL AGES  |
SAT 24 OCT | HOUSE CONCERT, FREMANTLE, WA  |  ALL AGES  | PRIVATE CONCERT
SUN 25 OCT | KIDOGO ARTHOUSE, FREMANTLE, WA  |  ALL AGES
SAT 31 OCT – SUN 1 NOV | MALDON FOLK FESTIVAL, VIC  |  ALL AGES
SAT 7 NOV | VEGAN FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE, SA  |  ALL AGES  |  FREE
SUN 8 NOV | THE CHEESE FACTORY STUDIO GALLERY, MEADOWS, SA  |  ALL AGES
THUR 19 NOV | NO.5, BELLINGEN, NSW  |  ALL AGES
SAT 21 NOV- SUN 22 NOV | MULLUM MUSIC FEST, MULLUMBIMBY, NSW  |  ALL AGES

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