Okay Kaya, the project of Norwegian-born, New York-based Kaya Wilkins, has shared the new single ‘Psych Ward’ which is taken from Watch This Liquid Pour Itself, her forthcoming album out January 24th on Jagjaguwar.
The new track, which has been produced by Kaya herself working alongside Christoph Andersson, arrives after the previously released efforts ‘Asexual Wellbeing’, ‘Baby Little Tween’ and ‘Ascend and Try Again’.
“This is basically a Hospital Evaluation Form. The last few days I was in a hospital a nurse unlocked one of the cabinets and let me use the rec room guitar, to play outside of art therapy class,” Kaya said in a statement. “I wrote what I saw to understand how I felt. It turned into this funny bop, I wanted it to feel like a Ramones song or something.”
She added: “I wrote the lyrics in a very literal way as I often tend to do. When it was time for a music video I took the words ‘do the rounds’ even more literally by making Kaya pole dance in her daydream during her morning fitness routine.
“The fitness routines were always to an ABBA greatest hits CD, it felt much too ecstatic compared to the heavily drugged hospital bodies, barely out of bed, barely moving. I wanted the video to show that effort, because I am scared to forget. This whole album is filled with moments I am scared to forget, coming right at you projectile style.”
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Okay Kaya Tour Dates:
January 27th – Brooklyn – Van Leeuwen Ice Cream 28th – New York – Whitney Museum of American Art (DJ Set)
February 13th – Brooklyn – National Sawdust 28 – Oslo – By:Larm
March 2nd – Paris – Pop Up 4 – London – SET 8 – San Diego – CRSSD 9 – San Francisco – Cafe Du Nord 10 – Los Angeles – Moroccan Lounge 17 – Sat. March 21 – Austin, TX – SXSW