Spellbinding indie folk artist Loren Kate has returned with a brand new single One Of These Days, a raw and rousing track straddling intimate thematics and warm sonic simplicity. Recorded a year ago, this captivating new song releases today alongside an accompanying music video, poetically reflecting the stark and moving subject matter woven by Loren’s own personal journey. Working alongside filmmaker Brad Halstead and producer Shane Nicholson, One Of These Days also marks an emotive taste of things to come ahead of the release of Loren’s upcoming new album Nobody Knows, due out NOW!
Natalie Merchant – ‘Carnival’
I remember my brother had just been released from prison and I went down to Goulburn with my mum to pick him up. This song came on the radio and I remember my brother saying he loved the song. I loved everything my brother loved. When I listened to the lyrics I remember how they painted such a vivid picture in my mind. I have been a big fan ever since.
Jewel – ‘Who Will Save Your Soul’
When I finished high school I went on schoolies week to Byron Bay and called my mum to say I wasn’t coming home. Up until I was 17 I could only play 4 or so chords, so I spent the next 6 months in Byron learning chords and busking on the streets in the early hours of the morning when people were at their drunkest and didn’t realise I was playing the same few songs over and over again. This was one of those few songs.
Famous Blue Raincoat – Leonard Cohen
When I was 18 or something my dad lived in this little unit in Gosford, on the Central Coast and when I would visit him, he’d invite all his neighbours and sit me on a chair in front of them all sitting on the couch and floor and say “play that song Polly” (Polly was his nickname for me) and that song was Famous Blue Raincoat.
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
I actually don’t really love this song, it’s more that my dad played it to death and I loved hearing him play it. I had the privilege of looking after him in his last few months and then when he passed away, I went to New Zealand with my partner for a month. Literally everywhere we went this song was playing on the radio. Shops, bars, cafes, absolutely everywhere and it took on a whole new meaning. I knew my dad was still around in some way.
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
I can listen to this album on repeat, and that’s what we did. As my partner and I travelled around New Zealand in a friend’s old transit van that wasn’t registered but had a boat sticker registration on it, this album was in the CD player and it’s all we had. We didn’t have smart phones or Spotify, but we had Rumours!