Katie Gately has released “Allay,” the latest and final single from her forthcoming album, Loom.
“Allay,” which follows previous single “Waltz,” situates Gately’s brittle lead vocals over an ethereal backing chorus and a sinister soundbed (that includes “heavily processed wolf howls,” as the producer offhandedly revealed on Twitter).
Loom was inspired by Gately’s mother, who died from cancer, and the lyrics of “Allay” are written from the perspective of the disease. “I am running through your streets,” Gately sings, “as a beast.”
Loom is Gately’s second full-length album, arriving four years after her debut, Color. It’s out this Friday via Houndstooth. Stream “Allay” here: