Katy Kirby Shares “Party of the Century”

Katy Kirby is sharing “Party of the Century”, the latest track from her forthcoming album Blue Raspberry, available January 26th via ANTI-
Katy Kirby Photo Credit: Tonje Thilesen

Katy Kirby is sharing “Party of the Century”, the latest track from her forthcoming album Blue Raspberry, which drops on January 26th via ANTI- (Andy Shauf) Featuring clips of Katy relaxing and hanging out with her friends and bandmates. 2024 will see Kirby will embark on a nationwide tour that begins in Washington DC on February 3, which will include stops in Chicago, Seattle, and New York City.

“I wrote “Party of the Century” on FaceTime with my friend Christian Lee Hutson, just kinda haphazardly sending lyrics we’d saved in our respective notes.,” Kirby said of the song’s creation. “It turned into a sort of slow-danceable, semi-sweet love song about seeking connection when it feels like the chaos is probably never going to stop. It’s kind of also about physics and anti-natalism, and climate change, and also how much we love our friends. When we recorded it, I asked my band to try to make it sound like an Ed Sheeran song, which they refused to do.”

“Party of the Century” is the third song to be released from ‘Blue Raspberry,’ coming out January 26. Said FLOOD on the debut single “Cubic Zirconia”: “The pop-infused track is built around bouncy and twinkling piano melodies, a drum groove highlighted by smoky cymbal work, and a guitar part that features slides up and down the fretboard. Kirby’s voice sounds as confident as ever, equal parts beautiful and powerful.”

Originally from Spicewood, Texas, Kirby was living in Nashville when she started writing ‘Blue Raspberry’’s title track, the first of the album’s songs to take shape. “‘Blue Raspberry’ is the oldest song on the record. I began to write it a month or so before I realized, I think I’m queer,” she says. “There’s a tradition of yearning in country love songs. I like the male yearning songs better, usually. I started writing ‘Blue Raspberry,’ and I was thinking about, if I was in love with a woman, what would I love about her? Especially if she was someone that I couldn’t touch, but that I was pining for. What would I be caught on? And I thought that I would probably be particularly charmed by the choices she made on how to look after she woke up in the morning. I thought about tackiness, and the ways that’s a dirty word. That’s where the title comes from — loving someone for those choices, for the artificiality.”

Katy Kirby 2024 TourDates

Feb 3 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd#
Feb 4 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room#
Feb 5 – Asheville, NC @ Eulogy#
Feb 7 – Nashville, TN @ The Blue Room at Third Man Records#
Feb 8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory#
Feb 9 – Jackson, MS @ Hal & Mal’s#
Feb 11 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall#
Feb 13 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom#
Feb 15 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress#
Feb 16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room#
Feb 17 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre#
Feb 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop#
Feb 19 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post#
Feb 21 – Portland OR @ Polaris Hall#
Feb 22 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza#
Feb 24 – Boise, ID @ Shrine Basement#
Feb 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court#
Feb 27 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive#
Feb 29 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge#
Mar 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry#
Mar 2 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon#
Mar 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall#
Mar 5 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary#
Mar 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol Entrance Space#
Mar 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s#
Mar 8 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

# – with Allegra Krieger

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