Catie Turner has released her nostalgic new single, “Hometown”, a powerful pop reflection on where she grew up and the insecurities that came with it. The new track, which is accompanied by a video, is taken from Catie’s ambitious new project, Comedy & Tragedy: Act 1 set for release June 9th. Listen to it now below.
“‘Hometown’ is about when you feel unsafe and unfamiliar in what is supposed to be the most familiar place in the world,” says Catie Turner, “all because of a failed relationship. The fear of them seeing you, and you seeing them, so you hide out in your bedroom. This goes out to everyone who has worn their hood up on an outing to WaWa or refused to go to Trader Joe’s because they didn’t want to run into their ex’s mom!”
Comedy & Tragedy is a two-part collection of songs and visuals to be released throughout 2023. The project was first heralded by the deeply introspective (but still upbeat) “Hyperfixations,” featured in both Rolling Stone’s “Songs You Need To Know” and Ones To Watch’s “Now Watching.” The inspiring “Easy” followed earlier this month, originally teased on Turner’s popular TikTok (where it quickly amassed more than 1.1M likes) and joined by an official visualizer.
Comedy & Tragedy: Act 1 and Comedy & Tragedy: Act 2 showcase Turner’s gift for intensely personal songcraft while simultaneously flexing her sonic versatility with a newfound creative edge. At the heart of the project is Catie’s belief in the dichotomy of drama – that truth cannot exist without both comedy and tragedy. Turner takes the theatrically inspired undertaking even further with Comedy & Tragedy: The Musical: The Series, now underway.
COMEDY & TRAGEDY: THE HEADLINE TOUR
3 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Company
4 – Austin, TX – The Ballroom
7 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl at Center Stage
8 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East
10 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
13 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
14 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
15 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
17 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
20 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
21 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
23 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
27 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
28 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall