Toronto folk singer-songwriter Kate Gillespie recently released new single “On The Floor”. The single is a song for the lockdown era, with the track having been written last March, just when it started to sink in that conducting our lives from nowhere, but the inside of our homes, was going to last well beyond two weeks. With vulnerability and honesty, Gillespie tells the tale of a relationship that turned into a casualty of the lockdown.
We had the opportunity to chat with Kate about her new single, what she hopes fans connect with and what’s next.
Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your latest single “On The Floor”?
Kate: On the Floor is a song of the lockdown era, written last March, just when it started to sink in that conducting our lives from nowhere, but the inside of our homes was going to last well beyond two weeks. The combination of seemingly endless time to kill and quarantining with my at-the-time partner brought on a cycle of fighting, making up and longing for the early days of the relationship, all in a day’s work. And when every single day looks the same, it’s difficult to examine whether your problems are circumstantial or have been there all along.
Kat: What do you hope fans take away from the track?
Kate: I’m hopeful that some people who are familiar with pandemic-era relationships can relate to this song. Quarantine couples have been put to the test over this past year, but this song is for those who aren’t really on the side of everything falling apart, nor everything being fantastic, but rather stuck somewhere in the middle of the two. I don’t think the everyday mundaneness of it all gets enough appreciation.
Kat: What do you find is the most challenging part of your creative process?
Kate: To ever be fully satisfied with a finished product. I’m always a little bit eager to rewrite at least one line in every song I’ve put out.
Kat: What has been a career highlight for you so far? What have you learned along the way?
Kate: Making friendships with listeners who stumble upon my music through playlists and finding out what my music can mean to other people, despite how personal it is.
Kat: What’s next?
Kate: I have another single to follow this one, and I’m gearing up to release an EP this summer!
To connect with Kate Gillespie visit: https://www.instagram.com/kategillesp