Canadian songstress Kirty will soon unleash her self-titled album (scheduled for release on September 23rd via Postwar Records) and we’re thrilled to have her back on AMBY. For all fans itching to hear the album early, we have a surprise in store for you as we’re hosting an exclusive premiere of the entire record today! With a chillier season quickly approaching, Kirty is the perfect collection of sun-drenched, hazy tracks to keep you warm during those breezy Fall nights. Learn more about this stellar debut as AMBY spoke with Kirty for a track-by-track where she shares the stories behind each of these blissful songs.
Kirty will celebrate the record’s release with an album release party on September 20th at The Dakota in Toronto (tickets available here). Exclusively stream the album on AMBY, indulge in her track-by-track, and follow updates from Kirty below. Kirty is available for pre-order here.
All Broke Up – Despite it’s cheerful sound, All Broke Up was written from a place of self-disappointment, and sadness. Love and loss led to reckless actions, and exhaustion.
Dream Boat – For me, this song was written to preserve the feeling I had when I went away to lay on a beach for a week and do nothing but daydream. Wrapped up like a love song, the ‘dreamboat’ in this song is actually a place.
That’s Not Me – My first single That’s Not Me – by far the roots-iest song on the album was a break-up afterthought on importance of having a balanced relationship; a partner.
Time Bomb – With imagery of growing up in rural Ontario, Time Bomb refers to the delicate and sometimes frail nature of love.
Letting You Down – “I’m so sick and tired of letting you down” – A pretty raw lyric that explains the entire song. Sometimes my lyrics don’t necessarily showcase me in the best light, but I think that’s real, and something people can relate to.
Velvet Mouth – Have you ever sugar-coated something so well, that you think your mouth has a mind of it’s own?
Take The Band – Take the Band was written in a cathartic 30mins, detailing the trials of attempting to preserve a friendship, after the falling out of a relationship; all the while – sharing a band.
Temper – Two lovers with fiery personalities, and hot tempers can make for a bumpy ride of extreme highs, and extreme lows.
Be Here – Not everyone is a natural-born extrovert. Be Here is my thoughts on wanting to be out in public without being seen, without being hit on, just a fly on the wall.
Be My Friend Again – Probably my favourite song I’ve ever written – Be My Friend Again is a raw, and honest plea to a previous lover to ‘be my friend again’. The tricky thing about dating a best friend is that you can lose them.