Multi-platinum live sensations Rainbow Kitten Surprise have released the brand new track Overtime featuring 7x-GRAMMY winner Kacey Musgraves (listen HERE). Musgraves shared news of the duet on her socials earlier this week. The effervescent single marks the latest offering from the North Carolina-bred quartet’s first full-length album in six years, LOVE HATE MUSIC BOX, due out 10th May via Elektra Entertainment and available to pre-order/pre-save HERE.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise singer/songwriter/frontperson Ela Melo explains: “I really believe in serendipity. I wrote ‘Overtime’ on a Saturday, met Kacey the following Monday, and got up the nerve to ask if she’d be down to lay down some vocals for it on Tuesday. It’s the first time we’ve had a feature on an RKS song and we’re still pinching ourselves that it’s her.”

The band recently announced details for their upcoming Tiny Music Box Tour, a run of underplay shows that feature differing set lists each night, highlighting material from LOVE HATE MUSIC BOX alongside fan-favorites from throughout the band’s beloved discography. With most dates already sold out, the tour will kick off 6th May in Nashville at Brooklyn Bowl, followed by a show at New York’s Webster Hall on 9th May. Due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added to their previously announced 2-night stands in Boston, Austin, and Denver. (Full dates below; additional dates later in the year to be announced soon). Working with Plus 1, $1 per ticket goes towards supporting organizations delivering mental health treatment and access to care.

After years of struggling with her own mental health that resulted in writer’s block, on-stage episodes, and tour cancellations, RKS singer/songwriter/frontperson Ela Melo was properly diagnosed and treated in 2023, vastly improving her quality of life. As if suddenly struck by creative intervention, songs once again poured out of her, writing at least one a day for an entire year and forming the backbone of their 22-track opus LOVE HATE MUSIC BOX. This epic mosaic of sound and emotion was fully realized once the band – guitarists Bozzy Keller and Ethan Goodpaster, drummer Jess Haney and former bassist Charlie Holt – reconvened in the studio, adding another dimension sonically.

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