By Kerry Doole
SATE: Nobody (CLK Creative Label Works): This is the second single from The Fool, the keenly anticipated new album from Toronto rock empress SATE that comes out Nov. 4.
In a press release, she explains that “I’m a true believer that no one is above me, nor is anyone below me. I wrote Nobody to remind me of this belief in the times when I faltered. I wrote this to remind me to meet others with an undefended heart, full of compassion, but also to stand strong in my worth and all I had to offer. Not to get caught up in what others have to say about me or what I may feel that they might perceive of me, but to be my full unique and divinely designed Self."
The track (and video) sees SATE backed by black-fronted and Polaris short-listed Toronto punk band the OBGMs, clearly kindred spirits. Beginning with an ear-splitting yell, it features searing riffs and SATE's signature paint-stripping vocals. 2.24 mins of invigorating raw power.
Much like the album, the single is based on her spiritual connection to Tarot. The self-designed single artwork evokes the tarot card of Strength. Along with her new music and website, SATE is also gearing up to release a self-designed Tarot deck.
This ferocious talent has long been championed by many music scribes, including this one, but has yet to break out. Let's hope the success she deserves is now in the cards.
Management/label/bookings: David 'Click' Cox, CLK Creative Label Works