It’s “an ode to feminism,” explains Las Vegas singer-songwriter Kat Kalling. She’s speaking about her stage title, chosen as a solution to personal the undesirable—and all-too-common and act of cat-calling, by claiming the ability away from misogynists.
“I grew up in a troubled, abusive house,” the 30-year-old Kalling says candidly over the telephone, her voice heat and alluring. On her upcoming EP, Eberly, that voice transforms into a special type of name—a name to motion, a reckoning.
“I had a psychotic breakdown once I wrote these songs,” Kalling says. She had additionally been in a extreme automobile accident with a semitruck. “I’m a chaos magnet,” she laughs.
“I found I’m autistic by remedy, which explains a variety of my conduct issues; consuming myself to dying.” The track “Breathe” is partially about that, she says. One other monitor, “Quicksand,” offers with the tendency to self-sabotage. “I began digging into remedy and uncovering these items,” Kalling says. “I’m growing who I’m.”
Initially from Wyoming, Kalling has performed guitar and written songs since age 13. Finally, she moved to Minneapolis, the place she fronted the band Consideration, Whore, earlier than touchdown in Las Vegas in 2014 on the heels of a rocky relationship. “I used to be simply looking for a solution to reinvent myself and get my steps again,” she says.
“I made a very massive level of at all times sharing and being very weak with who I’m,” Kalling says, largely as a result of she “at all times felt very alone” in her struggles. “I’m very open about my mom’s abuse. … I attempt to be virtually to the purpose of oversharing with folks. What you see is what you get.”
Vocally and instrumentally, Kalling’s music echoes the gritty sweetness of Paramore, utilizing pop-punk energy chords to border emotional storytelling. That’s not by chance. Kalling says she’s a giant fan of Hayley Williams, together with nation stars like LeAnn Rimes. These two genres coalesce on Eberly, which will likely be launched over the following few months, starting with “Quicksand” on January 18. “I’m attempting to marry these genres a bit, as a result of they’re the identical, lyrically,” Kalling says. “These two issues are my lifeblood.”
Although she’s been taking part in music since she was a teen—and she or he launched a single in 2020—Eberly is the singer’s true solo debut as a Las Vegan. “I’ve been sitting on these songs for somewhat bit and determined there’s actually no higher time to launch them,” she says. “Everybody’s sitting at house they usually’re not capable of go to exhibits. Folks want music proper now.
“I actually hope that individuals prefer it, and if it helps somebody get by one thing, that’s nice,” she says, then pauses. “I don’t know that I’ve an expectation. I simply need to create and maintain doing it.”
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