With the heart of your favourite ’90s alt songstress, the guts of a tried-and-true punk, and a whole lot of sass all her own, Kaya Stewart is ready to formally introduce herself on her forthcoming second album, ‘If Things Go South’. A first single from the record has been released today entitled ‘Honey’, which hinges on a snappy guitar riff as her smoky and sultry vocal intonation simmer on the chantable chorus.
“I needed to have a straight up rock ‘n’ roll song on the new record,” states Stewart. “At the end of the day, I’m a live performer. The reason I started making music is my love for playing live. I wanted something to rock out to on stage. I knew I wanted to be a part of rock’s resurgence.”
‘If Things Go South’, which chronicles her self-actualisation as an artist along with the turbulence of growing up, doubt, heartbreak and mental health, is set for release on 30th September via Bay Street Records.
Launching her career in her mid-teens with a self-titled 2016 album on Warners that attracted millions of streams for songs such as ‘In Love With A Boy’, Stewart then went independent to cut an acclaimed EP entitled ‘Miss Kaya’ EP with producer Jamie Lidell. Now 22, she arrives fully formed on ‘If Things Go South’ with a scorching signature style. The new album is tied together with her powerful, unique vocals that utilise pop-punk attitude, intimate Americana-tinged storytelling and infectious danceable grooves. Co-written and produced with her father, Dave Stewart, it is Kaya at her most authentic, expressive self. The album is set to arrive along with a candid and self-narrated performance film that details her most personal thoughts.
(Bay Street Records)
included on the album