Kate Davis Performs 'Open Heart' Surgery On an Ex in Stunning New Song: Exclusive

Kate Davis
Melissa Nelson

Kate Davis 

Kate Davis has unveiled her latest, "Open Heart," exclusively via Billboard today (July 29). 

Written about performing surgery on an ex-boyfriend -- which might make some people apprehensive -- it is nonetheless a very calming song. Davis' voice soothes as she creates a romantic atmosphere with simply beautiful melodies, raw guitars and drums. "Deep breath, oh we're taking your temperature now/ Hold tight, oh we're taking an X-ray now," she sings.

The track was released alongside a visual featuring an animation of a bloody, beating heart.

"'Open Heart' was written after I dreamt of playing a real life version of the game 'Operation' on an ex-boyfriend," Davis tells Billboard. "Instead of buzzing (losing) if the sides were touched, my patient would just wake up from a real human surgery. It’s a tough love song and an ode to the almost incurable pain we experience when we get dumped."

Davis was even endorsed by her friend Sharon Van Etten, who premiered another single from her debut album, "Rbbts," earlier this year. 

"Open Heart" comes from Davis' forthcoming debut album Trophy, out Nov. 8 via Solitaire Recordings.

Watch the video below, and find upcoming tour dates after the jump.


11/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

11/13: Washington, DC @ Pie Shop

11/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café

11/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Zone One

11/16: Boston, MA @ Café 939