Katie Gregson-Macleod shares video for new single ‘Your Ex’

The track marks the singer’s first new material since her 2022 EP ‘songs written for piano’.

Having returned with her newest single last month, Katie Gregson-Macleod has now shared the video for ‘Your Ex’.

The track - which continues to demonstrate her knack for telling confessional but captivating stories with a real pop nous - marks her first new material since the release of her 2022 EP ‘songs written for piano’, which featured her huge hit ‘complex’ and saw her nominated for this year’s Ivor Novellos.

Speaking about her new track, Katie has said: “‘Your Ex’ began as an attempt to make light of the discomfort and insecurity that arose from starting to date someone who had a lingering and complicated friendship with their ex. I wrote the lyrics initially as a bit of a pisstake, focusing in the first verse upon a night where I saw the two of them interacting and noticed we shared some likeness, whilst also wondering if there was a grey area there that I didn’t know about. The purpose of the song’s chorus was initially to reflect my surprising lack of insecurity about it, to make light of it all. Kind of saying, ‘If I were to spiral about this, these are the things I’d imagine were happening’, but acknowledging that in reality, I was in a totally secure position where my feelings weren’t yet at risk of being hurt.

“It was also the end of a session and I mainly just wanted to write a pop song referencing getting head to a relatively obscure contemporary Americana song,” she says, of her reference to ‘State Bird’. “I left the song alone for a while and wrote the rest of the lyrics when the relationship was coming to an end. Suddenly, the intention behind the chorus changed for me and instead the anxieties it centred upon were genuine. As in a lot of what I love to write and listen to, I felt to properly serve this song, the sonics had to be in a more pop and upbeat space. Both timbre and lyric are an attempt to impound and dismiss the insecurity underwriting the song.”

Speaking of the video, Katie has said: “Sometimes comparison becomes obsession and sometimes it becomes surgical. The video for my latest single, ‘Your Ex’, encompasses all the staple tropes a breakup anthem of its kind deserves: former flames, new lovers, back-alley cosmetic surgery, and bestiality.”

Watch the rather surreal clip below.

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