Alternative pop artist, Kat Cunning, is known for emotionally investing in everything they release, from music videos to dance routines to fresh songs. The singles that Kat have released this year alone have brilliantly captured their moods and ideas, with “Confident” touching on the wrath they feel after someone perpetually lets them down, and “Could Be Good” focusing on the splendors they experience in a new relationship. It is a powerful thing when an artist chooses to get personal with their music, and Kat’s new release is as powerful as ever.
For their new pop single, “Boys,” Kat takes us to a scenic sanctuary, complete with apple trees and honey bees. This “paradise” is the perfect place to find yourself, especially if you are having a hard time coming to terms with a change in identity. Kat graciously sings, “Throw away your dresses / Throw away the end of your first name” and “I’ll call you by your name when you stray,” encouraging a friend of theirs to run away with them, and embrace the freedom that comes with being yourself. The cool hues and uninhibited nature of the track are enough to make anyone feel safe and free; you can feel Kat’s warm embrace in every note.
About the track, Kat shared, “This song is a love letter to the queer community and anyone who has had to look beyond their back yard to find their community. It’s a spotlight on the trans masc angels that are some of my true heroes, changing what it means to ‘be a man’ for the better.”
The music video for the single is expected to drop next month, so until then, you can check out the lyric video below.
You can listen to “Boys” on music platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.