Kitty (née Pryde) has completed a transformation of sorts. As the press release announcing her forthcoming Impatiens EP words it, she’s now a “former-bedroom rapper and ex-Claire’s Boutique glitter-peddler,” and her newest song indeed suggests evolution. The woman born Kathryn-Leigh Beckwith still has her heart on her sleeve and her indie-rap tastes intact, but her voice is clearer and the dreamy production is stronger on “?:*?°?:* emob0unce °?.*?°?,” which you can hear below. If emoji titles exhaust you, don’t scroll past the player below for the five-song EP’s track list, but if you’re delighted by such flourishes, Kitty’s based magic is just the thing to lift ya over Hump Day’s round middle. Impatiens arrives May 13 va SoundCloud and Bandcamp.
Here are some words from our host:
impatiens are flowers that bloom in summer, and when the first frost comes they shrivel into nothing until the summer comes again. even though their lives are short, they can grow to be seven feet tall. there are hundreds of species, all of them bitter and toxic and beautiful in bloom. these are the impatiens that grew in me last summer and i can’t believe i felt any of this dumb shit and i REALLY can’t believe i bothered writing all of them down (i was bitter and im still toxic). but they were beautiful in bloom, so once they shriveled into nothing i turned them into 5 silly songs 4 u.
Impatiens track list:
1. “?:*?°?:* emob0unce °?.*?°?” (prod. Friendly Ghost)
2. “m0rgan stop =?????•??•? =?????•??•? =?????•??•? =?????•??•? =?????•??•?” (prod. Brandun Deshay)
3. “BrB ( ? ³?)?” – (prod. Pat Lukens)
4. “?(?°???????? ? °?????????)? retr0grade ?(?°???????? ? °?????????)?” (prod. Djemba Djemba)
5. “marijuana (???,???)” (prod. Chrome Sparks)