Following the release of “You Belong To Me,” captivating singer-songwriter CAT returns today with the premiere a mysterious and magical new visual. According to Cat, “I shot this video with director Antony Langdon. He’s amazing when it comes to being creative and spontaneous in the moment. We went into it wanting to convey a feeling more than a story.” Watch the video HERE.
As Cat explains it, “the inspiration for the mood was the Rumi quote, ‘What you seek is seeking you’ since the song is about mutual obsession. I kept having dreams and visions of a woman in white wandering through the suburbs not really knowing whether she is chasing something or being chased. The song is about wanting to possess someone because of the way they make you feel and the beautiful madness that can take over.”
“You Belong To Me” marks the solo debut of Catherine Pierce, better known as one half of the Los Angeles-based indie-pop sister duo, The Pierces. The song was written by Cat and produced by Jason Lader (Frank Ocean, James Blake, Andre 3000). It takes the listener on a journey, transporting them into a bold sonic landscape that draws from sounds of both the past and the future. Slinky synths, tempered percussion and piano flourishes set the scene, with Cat’s bewitching vocal rising above the decidedly dark production.
A self-proclaimed psychedelic, spiritual explorer, Cat has spent the past few years visiting the jungles of Peru, the deserts of Joshua tree, and hills of Hollywood, delving inward via meditation and psychedelic plants. These adventures reveal a fresh perspective on Cat, both as an individual artist and as a songwriter. The songs pull from a multitude of life experiences ranging from the trepidations of being a woman in the modern world to the heartache of being in love with a heroin addict, to the peace she’s found battling her depression and anxiety through unconventional methods. With lyrics that are wise, witty, and cutting and melodies that swing from elation to melancholy within a single song, Cat has grown into a unique and undeniable artist.
As a member of The Pierces, Cat, along with her sister Allison released five albums, the first being their self-titled debut back in 2000. The song “Secret,” which appeared on The Pierces’ third album, Thirteen Tales of LoveandRevenge appeared in the television series “Gossip Girl,” and later became the theme song to another hit TV series, “Pretty Little Liars.” The Pierces’ last two albums, 2011’s You & I and 2014’s Creation each cracked the top ten on the UK albums chart. In August 2015, the duo announced a hiatus while they each pursued solo careers. With the release of “You Belong To Me,” Cat Pierce’s first release as a solo artist, a captivating new star is born.