“Papa Took My Totems” By Cat Clyde
Cat Clyde has shared a new video for “Papa Took My Totems.” Partially inspired by her Indigenous Métis heritage, the new song finds Clyde reflecting on the ravaging effects of colonialism, the state of the environment, and masculine-dominated society at large. “There’s a lot of sacredness that’s being destroyed in the world, and that’s difficult to deal with sometimes,” she explains. “Totems, to me, feel like places and things that are important and real, to witness the destruction of things like that is devastating”. “Papa Took My Totems” follows acclaimed early cuts “I Feel It” and “Mystic Light” from her brand new studio album Down Rounder, due out February 17 on her own Second Prize Records.
Clyde collaborated with producer Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney) in Los Angeles’ famed Sound City studios, laying down the entirety of the record in six days flat and striking listeners with an intimate, livewire electricity. Her malleable singing voice and contemplative, poetic lyricism espouse an essential connection between our spiritual center and the natural world that surrounds us. “Connecting with the natural environment around me inspired a lot of these songs, and sonically I feel like this record is very grounded as a result,” Clyde says while talking about the album’s thematic bend. “I wanted these songs to sound raw and rough, but also placed-together in a way that created—a simple beauty, like the changing seasons or a setting sun.”
1. Everywhere I Go
2. Papa Took My Totems
3. Not Going Back
4. The Gloom
5. Mystic Light
6. Real Love
7. I Feel It
9. Hawk In The Tree
10. Send You Love
Pre-order Down Rounder by Cat Clyde HERE
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