Stream Katie Dey’s Surprise Album solipsisters

Stream Katie Dey’s Surprise Album solipsisters

Back in 2016, Katie Dey released her debut album, Flood Network, and the Australian experimental pop artist has kept up a steady stream of activity since, between compilation one-offs and a long series of covers and, of course, her collaborative album with Devi McCallion, Some New Form Of Life, which came out last fall. But it’s been a while since we’ve gotten some Dey music proper.

Thankfully you don’t have to wait long: Her new album, solipsisters, is out right now. Yes, right now! Surprise!

As with all of Dey’s work, it’s dense but approachable, a soothing sonic blanket that lays out bare insecurities but bundles them up in warm synths and digital strings. On early standout “dissolving,” which sounds like Dey crossed with a Postal Service track, she sings: “Self-loathing bouncing round like you’re a pinball/ Wish I could find someone to see me under microscope/ Sure, I could look inside myself but I genuinely don’t know what my heart is for.” Those sort of slicing revelations are packaged in some of the prettiest and most confident-sounding songs that Dey has made yet.

Listen to it below.

In an interview at The Fader, Dey shares some background on solipsisters, including this:

For this album, I’m including a lyric sheet, which I’ve never done before. As I get older, I’m more desperate to actually communicate effectively with people. In the past, I always tried to be like, “There’s these feelings I feel that I literally just can’t put into words, and I’m going to try to make them into songs.” I’d communicate sublingually through these weird sounds that I make — but that wasn’t working out, so I figured I’d try to be more legible.

solipsisters is out now via Run For Cover. Purchase it here.

CREDIT: Sianne Van Abkoude

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