The young rocker from Austin, TX, Kate Angel, is turning heads in her new single “16 Drops Of Tea.” Angel turned her teenage experiences with bullying into a hard-rocking radio-ready song with soaring, sometimes raspy, vocals over heavy hitting guitar tracks. We’re pleased to premiere the single which will release on September 2, 2021.
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Tell us about your new single, “16 Drops Of Tea.”
Growing up, I developed social anxiety and my peers would bully me for it. As a comfort tool, I would drink tea. It made me feel safe and better about myself. When I turned 16, I decided that enough was enough, and I was no longer going to tolerate bullying. “16 Drops of Tea, Taste Bitter Honey” is a sarcastic saying within the song that represents me wanting to risk courage and confidence even if I get knocked down for speaking up, rather than worrying about what they’re going to plan or say to me next. “16 Drops of Tea” is the follow-up to my first single “H2O.”
What was the writing and recording process?
The recording process for “16 Drops of Tea” was a fun and thrilling experience. I programmed the instrumentation off of my software logic and added raw guitar tracks over the programmed pieces. I wanted to make sure the production was perfect, so I went in to record the vocals at Orb Studios. I would like to thank Jimmy Morales for being a great sound engineer and taking the time to mix the song. Putting the vocals together with the Sony microphone I used in the studio really gave the song an extra spark. The clarity yet rasp I used within my vocal technique suddenly came to life. I feel confident about the final product and I can’t wait to show you, Angels!
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