Today, critically acclaimed gothic pop songstress Kailee Morgue returns with her new single, “Headcase,” featuring multi-talented artist, songwriter and director Hayley Kiyoko. Produced by CJ Baran [Panic! At the Disco, Carly Rae Jepsen, Melanie Martinez], this empowering queer pop power anthem features a sample of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?.” Written by Morgue and recorded alongside Baran, the song was inspired by Kailee’s struggles with her mental health and bipolar disorder.
Of “Headcase,” Kailee says, “When I wrote this song, I knew I wanted a strong female artist like Hayley on the track to not only represent the LGBTQ community, but to help translate the idea of owning your issues.”
Hayley chimes in, saying, “I’m such a fan of Kailee’s music, and when she sent me ‘Headcase’ I really connected with the song right away. I was in a dark place of figuring out my own mental health at the time, and I related so much to the lyrics. That’s such a normal feeling, like you’re going crazy sometimes and can’t quite make sense of your emotions. It just felt like a perfect song for us to collaborate on.”