Carrying an experimental, dark and atmospheric aura, all of Katie Kim’s work possesses a strikingly unique sound and approach. The new single ‘Feeding on the Metals’ is no exception.
Build around some intertwining bass lines which come together to form chords, ‘Feeding On The Metals’ opens with an air of Nirvana’s ‘Something In The Way’ with a smattering of Phoebe Bridgers within the vocal delivery for good measure. A small lazy beat carries the track, allowing space to build a level of suspense in the backing under Kim’s ultra delicate vocals.
The track soon opens in an ominous chorus with wide piano notes as Kim’s tight vocal harmonies kick the deceptively ear-worm melody into action. As the track develops adding some droning, saw synth lines, the track capitalises on the intensity built in the earlier stages of the track with simplistic yet wholly effective and satisfying layering which adds to the unsettling yet beautiful soundscape.
Speaking about the new album as a whole, Katie shares: “Hour of the Ox is a collection of quiet moments that began alone, in flow, that were then generously reconstructed and reinforced with TMT steel. A sort of time capsule recorded over a period of time that was unforgiving and vengeful.”
Listen to ‘Feeding On the Metals’ and the full album Hour Of The Ox below: