‘mydata’ is the new album coming from Katie Dey. The Australian singer-songwriter approaches her fourth album with thoughts turned to how data and relationships work. At the heart of what Katie Dey creates are glitches and tape chew effects and she merges them with art-pop sounds, heavy synth and piano work and gentile vocals. It feels alien and intimate at the same time which is a weird thing to pull off.
This speaks to me because of the whole album angle too. Katie says ‘So much of my life is just on the internet. So many private, intimate moments. You can download this enormous chat log you have with someone, and it will be like 20MB. But that’s not where the relationship is. That’s not where it’s contained.’ I have this too – having met my partner online and having to deal with distance, relationship building digitally and making that feel real and also how vulnerable digital data can be interpreted out of context. Her new single ‘happiness’ showcases a lot of this and her quirky musical style too.
Enjoy the single below – its out now. Katie Dey’s ‘mydata’ is out on the 24th of July.
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