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Kittie Returns With First New Music, “Eyes Wide Open,” In 13 Years

Kittie Winter 2024
[Photo via Sumerian Records]

The Queens Of Metal are officially back! After more than 13 years since their last major release, Kittie has launched a new chapter of the band. The all-female group has issued their brand new single, “Eyes Wide Open.” Along with the new track and accompanying music video, the four-piece has also announced their signing to Sumerian Records.

Sumerian Records heavily teased the new track across their socials over the past week leading up to the official launch. From the introductory notes, it’s clear that Kittie is back in full swing. The group reignite through a range of their signature crashing instrumentation, masterfully orchestrated alongside frontwoman Morgan Lander’s vicious delivery. Like a viper spitting venom, Lander’s commanding vocals charge the track forward through a burst of fury.

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Lander shares, “Sometimes, incredible opportunities present themselves in surprising ways. Just a few years ago, we could have never imagined we would be getting ready to release new music as Kittie. We’ve been given what feels like a second life and are grateful to Ash and the Sumerian family for believing in us.”

She continues, “Our first new material in 13 years, ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ is a vision quest for truth. It is a torch lit in the darkness of ignorance to reveal one’s true motives. ‘Eyes Wide Open’ is a lesson in trust, betrayal, and, ultimately, the ability to see behind the curtain to reveal all. It was one of the first songs we wrote, coming together again after a long time away from creating. I think you can really hear the fires reigniting in this track.”

Sumerian Records Founder and CEO Ash Avildsen adds, “Kittie are true female pioneers in heavy music that helped bring it into pop culture. They have been both influential in the studio and on the road, as I had the privilege of working with them on touring years ago when they brought out Bring Me The Horizon, In This Moment, and many other present-day heavyweights as brand new opening acts. The ladies have now returned with what I believe is their greatest album since their debut that set the world ablaze. The attitude, grit, and songwriting [are] all there. I am honored to once again help them unleash their talent to the masses.”

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