Free Cake For Every Creature – “Talking Quietly Of Anything With You” Video

From a young age, we’re taught that the shy ones are the ones with the least amount of power. But as we get older, we learn that’s often not the case, that those shouting tend to have the least interesting things to say, and that sometimes it’s in your best interest to stay quiet, especially if that’s your predisposition. One particularly poignant line in “Talking Quietly Of Anything With You” — the title track from Free Cake For Every Creature’s upcoming new album — addresses the struggle to find your voice when that voice may not naturally be that loud: “I used to cover my ears/ It took me years to believe I could be quiet and still uncompromising.” The realization that quiet does not equal weak, that you can still assert yourself without giving up your introversion, is a powerful one. Katie Bennett makes quiet pop songs for quiet people, but they’re never weak. The rest of “Talking Quietly Of Anything With You” deals with feeling unmoored in a new city; the title alludes to finding that someone who you can talk to about anything at whatever volume you feel most comfortable — an important partnership, one that you should hold onto. The track comes attached to a video directed by Craig Scheihing — watch and listen below.

Talking Quietly Of Anything With You is out 4/15 via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.