Harkin, aka guitarist and songwriter Katie Harkin, is releasing her self-titled debut solo album on April 24, and today has shared the third single from it, “Dial It In”. She says of the track:
“‘Dial It In’ is a song about about valuing intuition over entitlement. It’s a track that I started writing in my best friend Ashley Connor’s New York apartment. I had planned to visit her but she got a job working on a film out of state, so instead I inhabited her life for a week. I’d aimed to wander NY in a romantic solo montage, but a particularly frigid storm hit and I was stuck inside for the duration of my visit. Which turned out to be the push I need to start writing this album.“
The song was recorded with Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, and the three women’s long-standing instrumental and musical prowess is on full display. Although written while stuck inside, the track rises with personal realisations and blossoms as Harkin fully expresses her hard-earned confidence in herself.