Edmonton-based Métis indie-pop artist Kaeley Jade returns with her new single, “Poltergeist,” the latest single from her new album Turpentine set for release later this year. Although the single is only released to the public tomorrow, June 24, 2022, we have an exclusive first listen for you!
Produced by the JUNO-nominated team at Velveteen Music, the track paints the tale of a deteriorating relationship with a vibrant palette. Inspired by artists like Shakey Graves and The Lumineers, “Poltergeist” is a sunny and raucous anthem that will keep listeners dancing well into the witching hour.
“Feeling the spark go out in a relationship is brutal—it’s somewhat of a catch-22, because the harder you try to hold on to someone, the faster they seem to slip away,” says Kaeley. “A couple years back, I was seeing someone for a while, and just when it seemed like it was starting to go somewhere, I noticed a strange feeling of distance between us that began to grow and grow to a point where one day, we just stopped talking to each other altogether. It was as if I had dated a ghost. So I ended up writing “Poltergeist” as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek response to that experience.”
The track starts with an upbeat pop sound intro, accompanied by Kaeley’s silky smooth vocals. Although the lyrics talk about a relationship that’s coming to an end, the track consists of an upbeat, pop-infused sound that had me tapping my feet, and before long singing along to “I need more than the ghost of you, I need more than your ghost…”
So if you’re looking for a sad-sounding breakup track, this is not the one for you, but if you want an upbeat track about a relationship coming to an end, that you’ll be belting out in no time, this is the one you want! Take a listen, you won’t regret it!
“Poltergeist” will be available tomorrow on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide.
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