Nashville-based artist Kate Kelly has just unveiled a captivating new track entitled Quiet as a Mouse. A black & white visual directed by Virginia Walcott accompanies the video and encourages us to embrace our journey with pain and vulnerability.
Quiet as a Mouse marks a shift in her musical direction. Her New Heartbeat EP (2016) and debut LP The Wonder of It All (2018) were greatly influenced by jazz and soul music. Inspired by artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, Feist and early-career Ingrid Michaelson, Kate Kelly is now exploring a new side of her artistry and we’re loving it! Speaking of the song, Quiet as a Mouse could be the artist’s most personal song to date.
“I wrote Quiet as a Mouse several years ago as I explored feelings of abandonment after a breakup. It was an all-consuming emotion, one that I felt in my body and in the passing of time. This song became important to write as I learned how much of myself could be regained through being left alone. It is an exploration of being left, leaving, and saying goodbye. There is strength in our endings if we honor the pain” confides Kelly.
The music video is simple but stellar and welcomes us into her fascinating world of storytelling-driven songs. Her sound encompasses a mixture of folk, indie music with a touch of a soulful voice.
“The pain of feeling detached or unwanted in the presence of someone who once felt like home can be paralyzing. For this reason, it seemed obvious to us that the video needed to first create feelings of discomfort, rawness, disillusionment, and fear. But the song doesn’t just address the difficulties of leaving and being left — it takes you on a journey through what it feels like to fall and then rise, embracing a new beginning. There is a turn at the end of the video that sheds light on the joy, freedom, and renewal that exists if you truly move through your pain. You can find that home is not just another person, place, or feeling — it’s also yourself” explains Virginia Walcott.
Quiet as a Mouse is now available on all digital platforms!