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CALLmeKAT will be performing June 9 at Neumos
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it?

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Tell Me About That Song: Danish Singer-Songwriter Katrine Ottosen of CALLmeKAT

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CALLmeKAT will be performing June 9 at Neumos
A lot went into writing your favorite song, but how much do you really know about it? This week Katrine Ottosen, the Danish singer-songwriter behind psych-pop band CALLmeKAT, delves into maneuvering the music business, subconscious song writing and giving herself a pep talk.

Song: "Sunny Day"

Album: Where The River Turns Black

Release Date: TBA

When it was written: The night before starting the studio recordings for the album.

Where it was written: In the Catskill Mountains, north of New York City.

Favorite line in the song: I don't know. Or, rather: I guess I like to think of lyrics as a sort of an interconnected thing throughout the whole song. Not so much in separated punch-lines.

Which part was the hardest to come up with: That's what I like about this song - it was one of the ones that came out in one whole piece. It basically must have been brewing in there subconsciously, because it was one of those writing moments that gives me an ultimate kick: when the song just seem to appear out of nowhere ... or, magically from the mind.

If you could go back and change anything, what would it be: It sounds a little bombastic, but I really don't want to change neither the recording nor the song in anyway! I am thoroughly happy about this song and this new whole album. Joe Magistro did an amazing job as my wingman - filling out the job of both producer, mixer and drummer/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire to the max! And bass player Sara Lee plays fantastic and Paola Suhonen's video work I adore. I am really thrilled to be working with all these incredible people.

Odd fact about song: People always think it is a happy song. It is really more I guess a hopeful song with a certain amount of frustration built into it.

What was your inspiration for writing the song: Thinking a whole bunch about some ... less desirable parts of maneuvering the music business and deciding that the artists are the good guys, ha.

When was your favorite time performing it live: During the spring tour in Denmark I brought both Joe Magistro with me on drums and my friend, producer and synth wiz Daniel Fridell on keys and bass. I adored playing the new songs with them.

What is the meaning behind the song: It is pretty much a pep talk to myself. And also to those of my friends who are also stubborn beasts like me and trying to express themselves without too many compromises. But it is also an acknowledgement of the fact that you'll be fine even if you sometimes have to do things in a bit of another way than first planned. It is the thought that you can release the corners you cut off your own plans/vanity/ideas and that the vision in the end can even be better for it sometimes, as long as you release the corners from your mind on a good day and it will all level out.

CALLmeKAT: Sunny Day from callmekat on Vimeo.

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