'Other Side Of The Street (Radio Edit)' is the new single from Louisiana-born singer- songwriter Kate Ellis, who uses melancholy Americana/Folk to conduct fearless soul searching.
It’s a song about the bittersweet nature of love – how it’s always there and won’t leave you even when you might want it to. As author Louis de Bernières put it, 'love is what is left over when being in love has burned away'.
The Radio Edit is taken from Kate’s critically acclaimed sophomore album Spirals which is set to be released on vinyl on 24th February 2023. The vinyl edition will also come with a previously unreleased special bonus track, recorded during the same studio sessions with producer John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, Indigo Girls, Damien Dempsey).
'Other Side Of The Street' was written by Tom Hackwood, a musician friend who used to be the drummer in a rock band with Kate’s long-time collaborator Andy Hobsbawm. Kate says, 'We loved the tune and although Tom wrote it as an introspective, indie ballad, we thought it would work really well as an upbeat country pop song. I've always enjoyed the way Abba combined jubilant and catchy melodies with lyrics about heartbreak and loss, and I like how our treatment of this song tries to do the same thing.'
Kate will be playing some shows next month, including a special vinyl release show at The Green Note on Monday 27th.
February 18th - The ARC Songwriters' Tour (Hampshire)
February 22nd - Four Rivers Folk Club (Hertford)
February 27th - The Green Note (London)
For more information about Kate Ellis and show information, visit her website.