I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Kitten live a handful of times recently where they’ve been playing a bunch of awesome new tunes from their upcoming full-length album due out sometime this year. And now my favorite song of the bunch is finally released!
“Strange Embrace” is overloaded in synths and could easily be used to soundtrack a Rocky montage if the film was made in 2018. The chorus absolutely soars and the backup vocals from the rest of the band elevate frontwoman Chloe Chaidez’s vocals that much more. “And you may have the world under your covers, but you’re still so lonely, I can see it in your eyes,” Chaidez shouts. Listen to the full song below:
When I first heard it played live at their School Night appearance back in February, I fell in love with it. I probably played this YouTube video of it at least 100 times. The song is part of the band’s upcoming EP called Pink Champagne that drops June 1.
The band has shifted lineups over the years with Chaidez being the only holdover from every incarnation. New addition Blu DeTiger on bass has added some funkiness to the band’s new wave sound, and she’s got some Este Haim bass face to go with it.
In case you don’t recall, you can see Kitten play a show at the Lodge Room in Highland Park on June 11! Tickets still available.