With a coronary heart nonetheless aching over somebody that’s now not there, singer-songwriter Catie Turner seeks for some divine intervention, solely to seek out out that she will be able to’t ‘Play God’ with love in her new music.
What hurts extra: breaking apart with somebody or nonetheless being in love with them lengthy after the romance is over? The query lies within the coronary heart of “Play God,” the enchanting new music from singer Catie Turner. With a dreamy manufacturing capturing the cloudy haze one feels when combating the affairs of the center, Catie captures the turmoil of somebody who is aware of it’s time to let go however can’t simply but. “I maintain holding on to one thing expired / stated ‘I like you without end’ and I’m not a liar,” she sings earlier than heading into the refrain. “However I can’t play God / with you, and I / I attempted to make you keep a thousand instances / so I attempted to seek out you in several guys / however they ain’t you.”
The specificity of the lyrics, with their sobering truthfully, are primarily based on a private expertise of Catie’s. “I acquired within the room with Rollo (Spreckley) and informed him the story of how I missed this man and couldn’t do something about it,” she shared with HollywoodLife. “I actually simply began out, and I’m like… rattling… New Jersey Transit is even sadder now. And it grew from there.” So, when she sings about “ready for the prepare at Penn Station / hoping that I’d fall into you,” she’s telling the reality.
Catie’s songwriting has earned her flowers and accolades since being known as a “genius” on the 2018 season of American Idol. Maybe it’s how the Langhorne, Pennsylvania, native first got here to music – as a method to deal with social pressures and anxiousness — that helped formed such earnest lyricism? “It occurred fairly late. [I was like], ‘ I can’t play sports activities, I can’t act, I can’t draw — I want a expertise,” she stated in a 2018 interview. “What’s one thing I haven’t tried? Music! Wait — I’m truly sort of good at music — I believe I’ll work with this.”
Music has positively labored. In 2019, Catie independently launched her debut ep, The Unhappy Vegan, which options the breakout single, “Promenade Queen.” The music, which boasts over 15 million Spotify streams, helped earned Catie a spot on Idolator’s “40 Artists To Watch In 2020.” Although that 12 months was muted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Catie nonetheless managed to shine. She teamed with Atlantic Information and launched the non-public “One Day.” With 2021, Catie appears to renew her ascent to music superstardom, promising extra music by the 12 months’s finish. That ought to give followers a purpose to shout “hallelujah.”
“Play God” is out now.