TRACK PREMIERE: CATEY SHAW – ‘LOVESICK JERK’
We first fell in love with Catey Shaw‘s irreverent brand of indie-pop quirk back in late 2014, when her debut NYC anthem “Brooklyn Girls” was still making the rounds on the blogs and her new-at-the-time single “Human Contact” was on replay on our playlists. Now, Catey’s back with yet another one of her signature earworms, this time an electro-pop bop called “Lovesick Jerk,” premiering exclusively today on LADYGUNN.
An ode to romance soured by the insecurities of one’s lover, “Lovesick Jerk” is one of those songs that, lyrically, really hits home. Remember those young, naive love-stories of yesteryear, the ones that tragically imploded over unfounded suspicions and needless uncertainties? Fuse them with a surfy, pulsating electro-pop soundtrack that wouldn’t sound far removed from Robyn’s dancey Body Talk EPs, and you have Catey’s latest.
“A lovesick jerk is what becomes of an insecure love,” the singer-songwriter tells us of the track, off her upcoming EP, The Ransom (June 10). “Self-doubt manifests into doubt of the relationship itself. It takes all the fun out of it to have to constantly defend your love, especially to the one who loves you.”
It’s a sad but true notion. Fortunately, there’s no doubt that we love this jam. Take a listen below: