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Katy J Pearson shares new single "Alligator" with video starring Paul McGann

25 May 2022, 11:37 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Katy J Pearson has released a third outing from her Sound of the Morning album titled "Alligator", which is accompanied by a video starring Paul McGann (Doctor Who, The Three Musketeers, Luther).

"Alligator" is the third single to be lifted from Katy J Pearson's Sound of the Morning album, following last month's "Game Of Cards" and March's "Talk Over Town".

The new single lands with a Edie Lawrence-directed video that stars Paul McGann (Doctor Who, The Three Musketeers, Luther) and Pottery's Tom Gould.

Pearson said of the new outing, "I wrote this track with Dan Carey at his Streatham studio. The day we did so I was having the worst morning ever; I was really stressed as I had a £500 electric bill that I had to pay. I burst into tears at the studio and from that feeling, the song just surfaced from all my anxieties. The lyrics are quite literal and were born from the idea of dissociation when experiencing anxiety. The chorus note ‘it felt just like a dream, and it keeps on happening’ refers to when you are really stressed, things just don’t seem real. There is this juxtaposition between the lyrics and the soaring chorus which is quite euphoric – it’s quite tongue in cheek and I like that about it. Dan played the bass on this track and Yuri from the band Honeyglaze played drums which really gives the track some gusto!"

Sound of the Morning will follow Katy J Pearson's 2020 debut album Return, and is co-produced by Ali Chant and Speedy Wunderground's Dan Carey.

The new album features contributions from Orlando Weeks (after Katy J Pearson contributed to his January album Hop Up) and Pet Shimmers' Oliver Wilde.

"I want people to feel things with my music, but I don’t want to cause my listener too much trauma," Katy J Pearson said. "Counselling is expensive, so you’ve got to pick your battles…"

"Alligator" is out now. Katy J Pearson's Sound of the Morning album will arrive via Heavenly Recordings on 8 July, and is available to pre-order now. She'll play London's Electric Ballroom on 15 September. Tickets are on sale now from
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