SHARES NEW SINGLE / VIDEO ‘PSYCH WARD‘
WATCH THIS LIQUID POUR ITSELF OUT JANUARY 24
ON JAGJAGUWAR VIA INERTIA MUSIC
Okay Kaya – the project of Norwegian-born, New York-based Kaya Wilkins – shares the new single/video, ‘Psych Ward‘, from Watch This Liquid Pour Itself, her forthcoming album out January 24th on Jagjaguwar via Inertia Music.
‘Psych Ward’, produced by Kaya with co-production from Christoph Andersson (Cautious Clay), follows previously released singles/videos ‘Asexual Wellbeing‘, ‘Baby Little Tween‘, and ‘Ascend and Try Again‘. On ‘Psych Ward‘ Kaya’s scene of nurses making rounds is based on her personal experience of time spent in a hospital. Kaya describes the track and the video in her own words “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. 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 continues “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.”
Although Kaya recorded most of Watch This Liquid Pour Itself herself, she also collaborated with producers Jacob Portrait (UMO, Whitney, (Sandy) Alex G) and John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Kali Uchis) to fully realize her ideas for how this record should sound. Each of the music videos for the new record are co-directed by Kaya and Adinah Dancyger, and were shot respectively in Germany, Japan, Norway, and New York.