A long time since you heard that name in the pop world, no?
Though Kate released a new track as part of the digital-only soundtrack for the movie ‘Dinosaur Island’ back in February, a mainstream solo release from the former Young Diva has been almost a decade in the making.
But this morning, she bursts back onto the music scene with her energetic new single ‘Shut Your Mouth’.
Kate will swing by the studios of Kyle and Jackie O just after 8am to premiere her new track, which will then officially be serviced to radio on Monday ahead of its digital release at the end of next week.
Co-penned with the boys from DNA, ‘Shut Your Mouth’ has a really cool Kelly Clarkson-esque uptempo pop/rock vibe to it, lyrically dealing with Kate’s emergence from a dark period in her life.
“There was a bit of anger and resentment in the mood,” Kate says of the recording process, “But above all, it’s about empowerment.”
Naturally, it’s helmed by those powerhouse vocals we came to love all those years ago via the ‘Idol’ competition.
And from early indications, everything points to the track being a hit; European labels have been showing interest long before its Aussie release.
‘Shut Your Mouth’ will be released digitally on Friday May 01.