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New single for Katie Thompson

‘Alcohol & Pills’ is the first single from Katoe Thompson’s upcoming album Bittersweet, due for release later this year.

Recorded, mixed and produced by Ben Edwards at his Sitting Room studio in Lyttelton, it’s a rockingly sad/sweet rendition of a song written by Canadian country singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith and originally released in 1997.

The only cover included on her forthcoming album, Katie says she’s loved this song for a long time.

Talking about his track Eaglesmith states simply, "I didn’t really write it about addiction, I was just trying to write a song". For Katie the message of Alcohol & Pills lies deeper than the evident focus of its title.

"It’s a great piece of country music, but also profound as a warning. A warning not to allow your happiness to rest on your career – for that to be your only focus,” she explains.

“’...fame don't take away the pain, it just pays the bills,’ is a line that has always struck a chord with me. I find it overwhelmingly sad to think that any artist can hit the peak of their career and still feel incomplete, and look for ways to escape from it.”

Listen to ‘Alcohol & Pills’ below. To hear more from Katie Thompson, head over to the Songbroker Search Engine.

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