The weirdest band in pop-rock, Kitten returns today with an ear-splitting temper tantrum of a song, called "Daddy Don't Take My Phone." It's as much a melodic, mildly acoustic groove as it is a ferocious Nine Inch Nails-like meltdown. With no balance in 2020, why should the music released during this time have any either?
Strangely nostalgic for a time when getting your cellphone taken was the worst punishment possible, lead singer Chloe Chaidez perfectly captures our bratty teenage years, oscillating between doe-eyed pleas and full-blown shrills.
"I promise that I'll delete!" she screams, competing with producer umru's battlefield of brutal, rattling electronic. "What you found on the USB... Wasn't me!" She later cools down, as her voice takes on baby-like charm. "Father, this is how I talk to my friends," she coos. "I won't ever do it again."
"This year I felt trapped," Chaidez tells PAPER. "My emotions felt childlike and the helplessness of 2020 angered me. 'Daddy Don't Take My Phone Away' channels all that in the most epic way possible."
Below, Kitten DMs with "Daddy Don't Take My Phone" collaborators, Gupi and Umru, to talk all things Keith Richards and Sheerancore.
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