Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Catie Turner has released her deeply personal new single, “Empty” today. The therapeutic track heralds the second installment in her ambitious new project, Comedy & Tragedy: Act 2, arriving everywhere on October 27th.
Comedy & Tragedy: Act 2 – which includes the dramatic first single, “Someone That I’m Afraid Of” – was preceded this summer by Comedy & Tragedy: Act 1, showcasing 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.
Highlights include 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 nostalgically charged “Hometown,” and the showstopping title track, “Comedy & Tragedy,” all joined by inventive videos streaming now at Turner’s official YouTube channel. In addition, the inspiring “Easy” – first teased on Turner’s popular TikTok, where it quickly amassed more than 1.1M likes – is joined by an official visualizer.
Comedy & Tragedy: Act 1 also includes Turner’s heart-wrenching breakthrough hit single, “God Must Hate Me,” which proved a worldwide viral phenomenon upon its November 2021 release. Applauded by American Songwriter as “a platform for all sorts of reflections and interpretations…one of (Turner’s) most successful songs to date,” the track earned more than 1.2M streams in its first week, landing Catie on the cover Spotify’s influential “Next Gen Singer Songwriters” playlist. Now with almost 72.6M global streams, “God Must Hate Me” is joined by a powerful live performance video, filmed live at the historic St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn, NY.