Cat Clyde’s powerfully haunting vocals shine through in her latest single, “All the Black.” The soulful Canadian artist’s voice transcends generations, providing a fresh take on the classics with inspiration from Etta James, Janis Joplin, and Lead Belly. The diversity of her influences has shaped her music into an unparalleled blend of soul and folk that has found its way onto over 96,000 different Spotify playlists.
“All the Black” tells the story of an unconventional love story. From meeting someone for the first time, to falling for them, Clyde takes us on the, sometimes painful, rollercoaster of love in her latest single. The mutual feeling of loneliness between Clyde and the subject of her song is what initially brings them together. The bleak outlook of both parties in the relationship is conveyed through the lyrics: “I know you know this life is shit, but maybe I could keep you company.” Despite the collective feeling of sadness and loneliness, the two bring each other consolation by slaying each other’s demons and “kill[ing] the pain.” “All the Black” is the first single off of Clyde’s sophomore album, set to release sometime in April.
“All the Black” has an equally visionary music video. The conceptual video plays with the feeling of being trapped in a relationship. The dull color palette of the video is paired with pops of bright, cool shades that reflect the emotions felt before, and after, the two meet each other. The cinematic masterpiece provides the perfect visuals for Clyde’s smooth vocals and innovative lyricism.
Clyde is embarking on a tour with Wild Rivers that kicks off in Toronto, ON, on Feb. 26. This is adding to her impressive tour resume, from playing shows with Shakey Graves, ZZ Ward, and Paul Kelly, to her own headline shows. Dates for her upcoming tour can be found below:
Be sure to stream Clyde’s stunning “All the Black” down below: