Tuesday 29 August 2023

Katy Kirby - "Cubic Zirconia"

Photo Jackie Lee Young

Following on from her acclaimed debut album Cool Dry Place released earlier this year on Keeled Scales, Katy Kirby has today shared her delightfully warming video to latest single Cubic Zirconia. Coinciding with the news, the Texas-based songwriter has also announced a string of shows later this year. Speaking about the video directed by Eleanor Petry, Kirby writes:"Speaking to the process of writing the track and its deeper meanings, Kirby explains: “I’ve been trying to write this song for nearly four years, but it only came into focus for me when I fell in love with a girl for the first time. It’s an attempt to say something that I don’t think I’m smart enough to articulate outside of the song - something about how much I admire when someone is unembarrassed of being explicit about the cosmetic and aesthetic choices they make for themselves. Why wouldn’t you love the little tricks of their trade - the way they wear makeup, the clothes and mannerisms that make them feel safest and most themselves - why wouldn’t these little tricks be the most endearing artefacts of their inner essence? If you loved someone, why would you not love those choices? It’s an honour to get that close to someone - close enough to see how they construct the image of themselves with which they move through the world as best they can (as we all do). Why wouldn’t that be enough?" Take a watch for yourselves below.


UK/EU Tour Dates:
Aug 31st-Sept 3rd | Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sept 1st | Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic
Oct 8th | Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
Oct 15th | Austin, TX - Austin City Limits


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