Canadian pop prowess Cate shares her brand new single ‘Girlfriend’, via Believe. The synth driven earworm comes shortly after her first single of the year ‘Get Better’. Stream ‘Girlfriend’ here.
Ladened with breezy eighties inspired synth patterns alongside slick guitar riffs, ‘Girlfriend’ is a dreamy outpouring of emotions surrounding a relationship, without the status, thanks to the potential lovers’ commitment issues.
Produced by Michael J Martin and directed by Abi Ford, the visualiser presents Cate alongside an oblivious, self-absorbed lover; who fails to acknowledge her bright and bold presence attempting to do everything in her power to get his attention.
Talking about the track, Cate explains: “I wrote this song with my friend Ines after complaining that men want mothers instead of girlfriends. It was honestly a joke until it was fully written. My favourite line is before the first chorus “somebody you can love but with no demands”. I’ve felt this so many times in relationships. They demand so much from you but you’re expected to ask for nothing back.”
After taking to the stage as Maisie Peters’ support act on her recent tour and performing to a packed out crowd at this year’s The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, Cate continues to lure in new listeners with her infectious and confessional pop. Inspired by the likes of Dolly Parton and childhood hero Hannah Montana, Cate combines sugary pop-hues against playful yet vulnerable lyricism, drawing resemblance to noughties-era Taylor Swift.
Racking up over half a million listeners on Spotify since her debut single in 2019, Cate shows no sign of slowing down, with various festival performances and a UK headline tour all happening this year.
The headline shows kick off this Autumn, making stops in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham, Bristol and London throughout October. Tickets are on sale now at cateofficial.com.
Cate UK Tour
10th Oct – Leeds, The Wardrobe (venue upgraded due to high demand)
11th Oct – Glasgow, King Tuts
12th Oct – Manchester, Manchester Academy 3
13th Oct – Dublin, Academy 2
15th Oct – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
17th Oct – Bristol, Exchange
18th Oct – London, Islington Assembly Hall