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.”
“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