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Fast rising newcomer Coupdekat is back with the final release ‘it’s not you!’ –from her upcoming EP FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY, out 22nd June.
Fusing bouncy pop production, sound effects and the playful vocal melodies she’s becoming known for “it’s not you!” is the third single from Coupdekat’s upcoming EP. Laced with lo-fi backing vocals and chanting choruses the young creative solidifies her empowering yet tongue-in-cheek style, as she sings “I can’t decide what I like, but it’s not you”, asserting herself and what she wants.
Talking on the track Coupdekat tells us: “‘It’s not you!’ is an empowering track about acknowledging one's desires and feelings rather than ignoring them. Following on from F.Y.E.O, I speak about sexuality and identity; both topics I’ve struggled with personally. My producer and I, Dom Anca wanted to create an upbeat dance/pop song with introspective lyrics and raw vocals, continuing to create a genre-bending sound. I only recently started working with Dom, but we immediately clicked and bonded over a shared vision of how these new tracks should sound. Unlike songs I’ve written previously, ‘it’s not you!’ is the first demo I wrote and composed on Logic from top to bottom, before bringing it to a producer. Surrounding myself with many talented female producers within the Loud LDN collective has motivated me to grow and develop my skills in the studio.”
Whilst Coupdekat’s first EP ‘Imaginary Girls’ explored online relationships and social media during the lockdown, the newcomers upcoming EP, FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY explores a post-lockdown world as well as the relationship with herself and others outside of her phone. Representing the synergy of the real world and the virtual world the EP combines live and electronic instrumentation along with a plethora of internet samples distilling the new generation of youth culture.
A true creative, Kat has successfully combined her passion for film, photography, music and art into her own live events. Co-founded all-female identifying collective ‘Loud LDN’; now with over 80 members, the events have given a platform to showcase and champion female artists and creatives from around the country, picking up support across both the BBC, NME as well an event for ‘Our Generation’ for SPOTIFY.
With Coupdekat’s last single “BABYTEEF” gaining support from the likes of DUMMY, ONES TO WATCH and F-WORD, Spotify support from NEW MUSIC FRIDAY, OUR GENERATION and NEW POP UK and radio support from BBC INTRODUCING LONDON, THREE COUNTRIES, and BBC 6 FRESH ON THE NET, the rising artist looks set to continue on her fast paced trajectory as “it’s not you!” marks Coupdekat as a rising new talent on the pop landscape.
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