“Worst Case Scenario” By Katie Pruitt

"Worst Case Scenario" By Katie Pruitt is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"Worst Case Scenario" By Katie Pruitt is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Katie Pruitt’s new single “Worst Case Scenario”, is debuting today Of the song, Pruitt shares, “Worst Case Scenario is a personal manifesto about surrendering control of future outcomes. It’s about acknowledging your greatest fears but refusing to give them power. After all, if you’re going to entertain the ‘worst case scenario’ you may as well consider the ‘best case’ while you’re at it.”

Worst Case Scenario is the latest song unveiled from Pruitt’s forthcoming album change Mantras, available April 5 via Rounder Records. Ahead of the release, Pruitt has shared three additional tracks: Blood Related, White Lies, White Jesus and You and All My Friends. In addition to Pruitt, Finch and Pastore, Mantras also features musicians Maggie Chaffee (strings), Dave Cohen (keys), Anthony Da Costa (guitar), Kris Donegan (guitar), Laura Epling (strings), Camille Faulkner (strings), Will Honaker (guitar, keys), Taylor Ivey (bass), Kevin McGowan (drums) and Johnny Williamson (guitar).

Produced by Jake Finch and Collin Pastore (both known for their work with boygenius and Lucy Dacus) and recorded at Nashville’s The Shed, Mantras is Pruitt’s most personal work to date and first new album in five years, following her acclaimed 2019 debut, Expectations. Across these 11 tracks, Pruitt takes her introspective songwriting to new heights, as she explores complex relationships with family, religion and her own mind.

Reflecting on the project, Pruitt shares: “Mantras is a full circle journey from self-sabotage to self-compassion. Writing this record forced me to stop seeking external validation from the rest of the world and turn my focus inward. After hitting a low point that caused me to seek extensive therapy, I realized I had a problem with negative self-talk. So I started writing down phrases of encouragement and repeating mantras in the mirror. Through this practice I learned how to be a kinder friend to myself and ultimately a kinder friend to others. When life gets heavy and the future feel overwhelmingly out of our control, we can learn to turn inwards and build a home inside of ourselves.”

Katie Pruitt 2024 Tour Dates

March 28—Asheville, NC—Salvage Station*
March 29—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West*
March 30—Birmingham, AL—Saturn*
April 1—Kansas City, MO—RecordBar*
April 3—Houston, TX—The Heights Theater*
April 4—Dallas, TX—The Kessler Theater
April 7—Austin, TX—Parish
April 10—Colorado Springs, CO—The Black Sheep*
April 11—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater*
April 12—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s Foco*
April 13—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre*
April 16—Salt Lake City, UT—Urban Lounge*
April 17—Boise, ID—Shrine Ballroom*
April 19—Vancouver, BC—Hollywood Theatre*
April 20—Kelowna, BC—Revelry Food + Music Hub*
April 22—Victoria, BC—Capital Ballroom*
April 24—Seattle, WA—Neumos*
April 26—San Francisco, CA—Bimbo’s 365 Club*
April 28—Indio, CA—Stagecoach
May 7—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall*
May 10—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom*
May 11—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live*
May 12—Washington, D.C.—The Atlantis*
May 14—Toronto, ON—The Great Hall*
May 16—Ann Arbor, MI—The Ark
May 17—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
May 18—Milwaukee, WI—Vivarium*
May 19—St. Paul, MN—Amsterdam Bar & Hall*
May 23—Nashville, TN—Brooklyn Bowl
June 1—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival
July 7—Calgary, Alberta—Calgary Stampede
July 19—Redmond, OR—Fairwell Festival

*with special guest Jack Van Cleaf

Pre-order Mantras by Katie Pruitt HERE


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