Katie Bejsiuk, the former frontperson of indie-pop band Free Cake for Every Creature announced the release of her album The Woman on the Moon with the lead single “Onion Grass.” Bejsiuk said in a statement that the track is “inspired by the rupture of an adolescent friendship, which occurred as we moved from the imaginative space of childhood to the restrictive and gendered structures of young adulthood.”
The new record is out on June 24 via Double Double Whammy. “Onion Grass” is the first time Bejsiuk has released music since Free Cake for Every Creature disbanded in 2019. Bejsiuk, who previously released music under the surname Bennett, is now using the Ukrainian surname which her parents changed before she was born.
Bejsiuk said in a statement that the track is “inspired by the rupture of an adolescent friendship, which occurred as we moved from the imaginative space of childhood to the restrictive and gendered structures of young adulthood.”
The Woman on the Moon was recorded in upstate New York between 2019 and 2021 and seeks to explore womanhood and its archetypes and phases.
“Women are complex, powerful harbingers of both profound ugliness and unparalleled beauty,” Bejsiuk said in a statement. “These songs are centered around navigating the landmines of girlhood and adolescence, learning how to deeply love another human being and also myself, and following my personal North Star vs. the projected timeline for adulthood. It’s also about what the relationships with the women in my life really look like—the joy and mirroring of self there, but also the unbreachable distance and instances of violence.”
Bejsiuk began her work with Free Cake for Every Creature in 2013 with her first album Shitty Beginnings. Following the debut, she released Pretty Good with Free Cake for Every Creature in 2014 and went on to release Talking Quietly of Anything With You (2016) and The Bluest Star (2018) before disbanding.
The Woman on the Moon Tracklisting