When it comes to announcing upcoming music releases, no creative medium should be off-limits. One artist who understood this assignment is Kate Clover, who marks the announcement of her debut LP Bleed Your Heart Out by turning her hand to film with her short documentary Cut The Wire. Featuring raw footage of brainstorming, a group creative process, and the gruelling back and forth of editing, the LA-based rocker welcomes a more personal relationship between her music and her fans. As a whole, Cut The Wire produces an outstanding exemplar of the artist’s road to self-discovery, and builds more anticipation than ever for the release of her LP.
Talking of the documentary and the upcoming music release, Kate explains, “There are certain moments in life when the quiet whisper of “what if” becomes deafening. A moment where you can feel the inevitable speed of life and the direction it’s taking you. The urge to pull the chord and change course can feel daunting but the presence of hope can lead to empowering acts. Prior to recording my album, I felt that I had run out of road and I was ready to set out on a new path. Fear of the unknown had worn off and instead became an intoxicating allure of a new direction. I was all in. I headed to Mexico City not knowing how much the city would change and inspire me. Being in a new environment allowed me to face myself and I was able to document that transformation in my music. My album and this short documentary are a reminder to face what scares you, to never settle for complacency and that at any moment you can change. It’s usually yourself holding you back from following your heart. It was for me.”
Bleed Your Heart Out promises to be a true testament to the fringe cultures of skating and surfing which surrounded the artist growing up. Releasing on April 22nd via SongVest Records, the drop of the documentary directed by Marion Sosa and Clover coincides with an announcement of a new set of North American tour dates. To preview her forthcoming sounds, head below to watch the documentary.