Cat Clyde’s “Mystic Light” Asks For Mystery And Magic

[Cover photo credit to Strummer Jasson]

Canadian Indie-Folk artist Cat Clyde has announced her new studio album Down Rounder, due out February 17, 2023 on her own Second Prize Records. It was produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Public Image Ltd.) at Los Angeles’ Sound City studios. Clyde is associated with “nature punk” and her work asserts a connection between us and the natural world. Her latest single is “Mystic Light” which arrived with a video.

Clyde says:

The album is an exploration and expression of self, patterns in the natural and unnatural world, connecting to nature, the turning wheel of life, shedding old selves, embracing new selves, and the ever changing, expanding and contracting nature of love and life.

On “Mystic Light”, Cat Clyde takes on existential matters.

She comments:

It’s a song about wanting to understand my journey and purpose. I’m exploring feelings of adriftness, asking for the mystery or magic of life to show her face so I can remember what it’s all for.

Down Rounder is Clyde’s first solo album since 2019’s Hunters Trance, but she’s also been busy. In 2020, she released Good Bones, a set of acoustic reimaginings from Hunters Trance as well as her 2017 debut Ivory Castanets. Last year, Clyde joined up with fellow Canadian country singer-songwriter Jeremie Albino for the collab LP Blue Blue Blue. She will join Lissie on a UK tour and open for Bonny Light Horseman at Celtic Connections in February 2023 as well as appearing at Winnipeg Folk Fest in July 2023.

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