Acclaimed Singer Sara Kays Unveils New EP “Struck by Lightning” and Announces Headline Tour
Including her viral breakup anthem, “Remember That Night?”, the EP is highlighted by the new single and title track featuring UK-based indie pop artist Cavetown. Capturing the nuances of Sara’s confessionally quirky lyrics, glassy melodies, and chantable observations, “Struck By Lightning (Ft. Cavetown) is accompanied by an official music video co-starring both artists
Sara said: “A friend of mine struggled a lot with depression and didn’t necessarily always talk to me about it. It can be frustrating when you know someone’s going through something, but they won’t say anything. So, the idea is, ‘I’ll sit out there with you in silence.’ Around the same time, my ‘For You’ page had a ton of trending videos of people laying down in driveways in the rain. I brought all of that together, and it was really cool to duet with Cavetown. I’m basically saying, ‘I’d get struck by lightning for you.’”
Kays assembled the Struck By Lightning EP over the past year, teasing its arrival with “Backseat Rider,” “Traffic Lights,” “Future Kids,” and “Picture Of You.” In addition to her collaboration with Cavetown, the EP also features Sara’s bitterly honest new song, “Freeze.” Observations, thoughts, and truths straight from the Notes app on her phone inform diary-style stories spotlighted by gentle acoustic guitar, soft ukulele, and a keyboard murmur.
The Struck By Lightning Tour begins October 9th at San Francisco, CA’s Brick & Mortar Music Hall and then travels North America and Europe through late November. Kays will bookend her headline tour with a US run alongside Mt. Joy (August 24-29) and a UK tour supporting Cavetown.