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New release from: BASTETTE – Awakening (EP) (September 30, 2022)
Blackburn-based alt-rock artist Bastette shares brand new single “Fiction“, out 14th September on all streaming platforms. The track is taken from the forthcoming EP Awakening, out 30th September.
“Fiction” actually began life as a dark, sultry, piano ballad, but took on a new life once a drum kit and a Gibson got involved. Combining kiss-n-tell-story-telling that would make Stevie Nicks proud with the swagger of Lzzy Hale, the track explodes with a sassy panache that would put any love rat firmly in their place!
Speaking of the track, vocalist Caroline Kenyon says:
“Fiction is about falling in love with a rockstar. What you see on stage is often the alter ego and perception isn’t quite reality. Every person has a fantasy of what they want from a lover and vice versa…. This is mine!”
The track was recorded, along with the rest of upcoming EP Awakening at The Lounge, Wigan with producer Gareth Nuttall. With influences ranging from Guns and Roses to Lady Gaga, the EP offers a blend of catchy pop melodies effortlessly laid upon a solid rock core.
Bastette was formed in early 2019 and is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Caroline Eve Kenyon. Exploding on stage like a supernatural force with unrestrained confidence and confessional vulnerability. She arms herself with sonic power and huge hooks; sometimes aggressive, sometimes hauntingly intimate, but always authentic.
Bastette, the Egyptian Goddess of Protection, was originally a stage character created by Caroline as something she could step into on stage. She says, “I’ve always used high heels, big hair and over-the-top outfits as a mask and Bastette was just one step further. Originally I even addressed myself as “Bastette“. As a musician you are constantly developing and this next EP Awakening is about waking up to reality. I have lived a lot of my life hiding from the truth because I couldn’t face negative things that might have been happening. It’s about owning who you truly are – Bastette is a side to me that has always been underlying…. Music has allowed me to let her loose.“
This is your invitation into her world…
Awakening Track List:
3. Good Time Girl
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I love it when you hurt me It makes me feel like somethings real The heat feels good at first, but I hold on till it burns I grab hold, let your skin touch mine Like I forget you crossed a line.