Today, Canadian Singer-songwriter Katie Tupper has announced the forthcoming release of her debut EP, titled Towards The End. To celebrate this news, Tupper has also shared her second single ever, the instinctively contained but passionate “How Can I Get Your Love?”, It’s also accompanied by a music video directed by Mashie Alam.
Uniting the shared emotive qualities of neo-soul and folk, Tupper’s latest evokes an experience that is composed and seemingly at peace. But her words are far from untroubled. In fact, she sings with soulful futility of failed romantic relationships and losing someone that she once thought would be forever, but now has moved on. “I know you got another lover, but being honest, that don’t matter.”
As lovely as this song sounds, its visual is just as charming and unguarded. It’s contrastingly mesmeric with scenery and subtle choreography. But to call it a balm for weary eyes would be an understatement, and yet, in Tupper’s eyes, there’s a sense of knowing that she’s shrouded by her own paradise or dream detached from her own reality of failed and unrequited love.
“It’s about coming back to your hometown and wanting things to be exactly as you left them, and the desperation for those memories once you realize that is not true,” Katie reflects on the song’s meaning.
With her roots found deep within the rural opulence and sweeping grassland of Saskatoon, Canada, Tupper conjures these desperate but vivid memories with her head stuck in a dream but her heart heavy with the weight of the one that got away.
Tupper continues, “I wrote about moments in previous relationships where you fully lay yourself out on the line, almost to a desperate extent because you feel you need to. It feels like vulnerability and bravery in confessing an old love but it really is more of seeking comfort in the familiar and begging those around you to create that for you.”
Sometimes, the only way to let go and let healing take place is to break earth — to breach the sunbaked soil of the very things and places that were once familiar and formative, and then uproot whatever pain lies within to reveal new, fertile soil. “How Can I Get Your Love?”, both through stunning sound and visuals, is a harrowing depiction of this very process, one that almost anyone could benefit from undergoing.
Katie Tupper’s debut EP “Towards The End” is due early 2022 via Arts & Crafts, but you can pre-save it here.