If you, like me, have been frothing this year’s new releases from Simple Plan and Avril Lavigne, it’s no secret that early 2000s pop punk is living through a rebirth. In the US alone, we’ve seen the likes of nothing, nowhere and LØLØ giving the genre infectious new energy, and we couldn’t be more stoked.
It’s time to turn our ears a little closer to home and hone in on Kate Be Late. She comes with a little bit of mystery, but after listening to the short and punchy debut that is ‘My Biggest Regret‘, we are pretty intrigued. The song is an upbeat, fun jam that sinks into noughties nostalgia while singing about keeping your heart on your sleeve. Kate gave us a few words on her new single and her pop punk inspirations:
“It’s really about wanting someone that’s unavailable so wishing to have never met them at all. The feel of it musically and even lyrically is that I grew up obsessed with Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, All Time Low so I definitely wanted to create something that felt nostalgic and authentic.”
Sonically, it’s a charming and melancholy track from the everchanging Australian landscape that’s in line with upcomers Paperweight and Waxflower. In saying that though, we definitely have our eyes on Kate Be Late to see what else she has to offer down the track.
Words by Tamara May @citylightstam
Follow Kate Be Late on socials: Instagram
Listen to ‘My Biggest Regret‘ here
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