Portland-raised New York based artist Kate Davis who released one of our favourite singles of 2022 in the form of “Consequence” is back with another choice cut from her forthcoming conceptual album “Fish Bowl . “Monster Mash” (which has nowt to do with Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s novelty Hallowen ditty) sees Davis crafting an anthemic liberating slice of scintillating guitar pop. Despite being schooled in jazz Davies found inspiration by sneaking off to catch indie-rock shows in Brooklyn. It was during this time she realised her musical destiny might lie beyond the academic rigour of her studies at the Manhattan School of music.
She describes the track thus “Monster Mash” was one of the first songs that was written for the record,” Davis explains. “This is the moment where the character is abandoned by everything that she knew. And there’s this feeling of isolation in living your life up to a point where you’re like, ‘This is what I’ve chosen.’ But when you transition into a different phase of life, it’s easy to feel like a monster, to feel like you’re harmful to people, or that people are fearful of you.