Kittie Premiere “Empires (Part 2)”
Kittie are releasing their sixth album, I Failed You (eOne), on August 30. But you can hear their song, “Empires (Part 2),” for the first time right here. Frontwoman Morgan Lander fills us in on the song below. Also, look for a feature on Lander’s “Favorite Shit” in the Revolver coming out August 16. Let us know what you think of the song in the comments.
REVOLVER What’s this song about?
MORGAN LANDER “Empires (Part 2)” is about the fall of something that at one time was considered great and indestructible. It likens a union, or relationship to the idea of a great empire, and as history has taught us, even the most mighty and powerful of empires crumble and fall eventually. Nothing is forever.
What is its relationship to the album’s “Empires (Part 1)”?
Well, musically, “Empires (Part 1)” and “(Part 2)” are based around the same guitar chords and structure, and “(Part 1)” is more like a soft, acoustic introduction to the fury of the second part, much like a time of peace before unrest.
Which part of it did you come up with first?
“Empires (Part 1)” was the original concept, as written by Tara [McLeod] on her acoustic guitar. From there we built it into a two-part song, and one that fit with the intensity of the album, which made sense for Kittie to do, musically.
Was this an easy song to write or record?
It was really a very easy song to both write and record. Most of the main ideas were already in place, as Tara had demoed a few sections of it previous to our collaboration as a band. We all just work so well together when it comes to writing, that once we get going, ideas just flow out of us. It was relatively pain free, and the end resulted in one of my favorite songs on the album!
What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
So far, so good. People that have heard it, really dig the vibe of the song, and the chorus is so catchy! I can’t wait for the masses to hear it.