Today, Kat Von D shares unreleased alternative versions of singles ‘Enough’ and ‘Lost At Sea’, featuring Dave Grohl on drums. Stream ‘Enough’ and ‘Lost At Sea’ (Bat Cave Mixes) Here.
Recorded in London with producer Adam Noble and mixed by iconic Grammy award-winning producer and mixing engineer Alan Moulder, the Bat Cave mixes are the original versions of the singles included in Kat’s debut album ‘Love Made Me Do It’ , before she re-recorded them with her live band and finished what would become the final version of the record with Dan Haigh of British synthwave pioneers Gunship on mixing duties. Bringing his high-powered rock ‘n’ roll spirit to the songs, Dave Grohlinjects the tracks with an urgent, alternative edge compared to the album’s more darkwave, synth-laced versions.
“I’m so excited to release the versions of these songs that were recorded so long ago with Adam Noble in London,” Kat says, “I think fans will get to hear a version of these tracks that explains the evolution of these songs into what they are now.” On having the opportunity to collaborate with Grohl, Kat says, “One of the things I admire about Dave Grohl as a drummer is how versatile he is, it was so cool to watch him play drums on songs that no one would ever expect to hear him play on.”
The mixes are the latest in a string of releases from Kat Von D during a musical hot streak, including last month’s release of her very personal take on ‘Fotos Y Recuerdos’ -the hit song from iconic Mexican-American recording artist Selena – the Deluxes Remix EP ‘Exorcisms’, featuring reworks by Gunship, darkwave favourite Cold Cave, French evocative synth pop purveyors Scratch Massive, and Kraftwerk‘s Henning Schmitz aka NEO.
Kat Von D New Singles ‘Enough’ and ‘Lost At Sea’ featuring Dave Grohl are out now. Stream ‘Enough’ and ‘Lost At Sea’ (Bat Cave Mixes) Here. Debut Album ‘Love Made Me Do It’ Available on all Platforms Here.
ABOUT KAT VON D
Long before the history-making tattoos, ubiquitous television shows, best-selling books, and influential beauty empire, Kat Von D sat down at a piano for nearly two hours a day and played. In essence, music became her first creative language and most trusted outlet. Classical training and a deep appreciation for music of all genres essentially underscored her life. She studied voice under Ken Tamplin six days per week, strengthening her vocals. In 2012, she began writing with GRAMMY® Award-nominated legend Linda Perry. Following this experience, Kat continued to write on her own, sitting at the piano and summoning songs from raw emotion. During 2014, she retreated to London to record the original mix of what would become her full-length debut album ‘Love Made Me Do It’ (KVD/Kartel Music Group) before cementing it with her band—Gregg Foreman AKA Mr. Pharmacist (synth 1), Sammi Doll (synth 2), Dave Parley (drums), and Brynn Route (contortionist). They moved into a bungalow cottage on her property, lived together, and finished the record. Capping off the process, Dan Haigh of Gunship handled mixing. A pastiche of shapeshifting analog synths, post-punk dreamscapes, gothic hues, and shy pop magnetism, these eleven songs echo the eternal will of the perennially brokenhearted to love until death. It’s highlighted by standouts such as the first single ‘Exorcism’, ‘Protected’ featuring Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and produced and co-written with Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle), and ‘The Calling’ capped off by never-before-heard recordings from original scream queen Vampira