Katie Gregson-MacLeod Shares New Single ‘Your Ex’

Ivor Novello-nominated artist Katie Gregson-Macleod returns with the bittersweet new single Your Ex, out now via Arista Records. 
I am really enjoying the tone of her voice and how expressive and evocative her delivery is, gliding effortlessly over the infectious production. Your Ex is an empathic avocation to anyone who has ever questioned the relationship between a partner and their ex. Katie's lyrics perfectly convey that feeling of comparing yourself to someone else, a relatable message that is wrapped around a captivating production that pairs intricate guitar lines with steady percussive elements and harmonies. The overall atmosphere of the song is quite warm and laid-back, making it perfect for an introspective day home alone with one's thoughts. Check it out below!



Describing the song in her own words Katie says: 
‘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. 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 centered 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.