Scottish singer-songwriter Katie Gregson-MacLeod has returned with her new EP, songs written for piano, featuring her latest single, “white lies“. Both the new EP and “white lies” follow the success of her viral single “complex (demo)” and last year’s, Games I Play EP. Listen to songs written for piano now below.
Of the EP, Katie said, “I had the idea for this body of work really early on into the process of ‘complex’ being released and all the craziness around it. I’ve always wanted to release a stripped back acoustic EP and when ‘complex’ – a song released in demo form first with just piano and vocal – resonated with so many people I felt it was a perfect opportunity to release a body of work that fell within that world sonically and thematically. When I proposed to Columbia the idea for this EP, it was met with enthusiasm and I’m really excited to get the chance to release such a stripped back and honest project with them.”
“white lies” also arrives alongside a music video, which can be seen now below. Speaking on the song, Katie commented, “I wanted to talk about the feeling of growing apart from someone you’d not long ago yearned for. This is the most recent song on the EP and at the time of writing, I’d been experiencing so many changes to my own life and was the busiest I’d ever been. In that process I guess I was feeling detached from my feelings for this person. So when I went in to write with Matt Maltese, the main question that arose was around whether that feeling was a natural result of slowly growing apart or if I had just been really successful at distracting myself.”
“The ‘White Lies’ are both the things we tell ourselves (and them) to diminish change; ‘maybe if I weren’t so busy”, “I still feel the same but we’re just so far away’. All the while, those we tell ourselves to make the distance manageable; ‘I’m okay with this being over’. The root premise of the song really exists in that first pre-chorus line; ‘Who knows what I’d say/ If you were real today’.”