PREMIERE: Cat Clyde Gets Confrontational on “So Cold”

With the announcement of her second record, Hunter’s Trance, the Ontarian alt-country songwriter’s latest single boldly calls out unappreciative exes.

We hadn’t heard from Stratford, Ontario’s Cat Clyde since her 2017 debut Ivory Castanets—which introduced Clyde as a bluesy, Nashvillian talent—until recent a recent slew of singles, which will find a home on her second LP, Hunter’s Trance. With a distinct twang substituted for a more straightforward rock sounds, early singles “Bird Bone” and “All the Black” have aptly drawn comparisons to Angel Olsen.

Today, we’re getting another taste of the new record with the more subdued “So Cold,” a scolding ballad more so recalling the self-assured croon of fellow Canadian Neko Case. Despite the frigidity of the figure the track addresses, the recording process for the song sounded quite pleasant: “This track was recorded in late afternoon at a cabin in February, accompanied by a really fantastic band named Carlo,” Clyde notes. “The snow was falling, and we had a good fire going to keep from getting so cold.”

Hunter’s Trance is out June 14 on Cinematic Worldwide. You can pre-order it here.

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