While it may be Valentine’s Day, for some today is not all about candlelit dinners and red roses. For Kate Stewart, it is about reclaiming her power. Dropping “Hate You”, the vocalist lends her syrupy tone to a cut filled with defiant messaging and a story on the joys of finding strength after a run-in with heartbreak, all of which is enhanced by some seriously sultry undertones courtesy of the twang of jazz-infused production.
“As my first release off my upcoming album, I chose to release this powerful single as the reintroduction of Kate Stewart and to show the power we hold as women,” explains the talent when discussing the new track. “Following a rough relationship, there are times where you may feel low, but this is a reminder that you are strong and that no man should be the reason for your downfall.”
Accompanying the track is a music video that gives life to the artist’s all-too-relatable narrative in a truly delicious way. As the artist dons a sexy leather get up and performs within the confines of a dimly lit speakeasy, we are treated to what can best be described as the physical embodiment of ‘men are trash’, as prosthetics ensure each male figure in the video has a truly grotesque air. With the legendary Betsy Johnson called upon to creatively direct this music video and Jack Bowden to direct, it becomes one with a Hollywood-esque edge, fitting for the tune in question.
Sure to have women across the globe feeling empowered, this is most definitely a tune that should be played at every Galentine’s taking place today.
Head below to listen to “Hate You”…