Minneapolis punk band Kitten Forever is all set to release their third album 7 Hearts Friday via Atlas Chair, and ahead of its debut, EW is excited to premiere “Cannon,” a quick, head-banging girl-power anthem featuring lyrics like “I want to go on and on forever/ I want to be as strong as the weather.”
“This was probably one of the last songs written on the album,” multi-instrumentalist Corrie Harrigan tells EW. “It’s one of the only songs on the album that we spent a serious amount of time workshopping and rewriting. We don’t usually do that.”
The efforts were worth it, they decided, when the song came together as a rousing tune about the idea of being a “good daughter” and challenging others (“You say you got something today, so say it”), set against hard-pounding drums and scratchy lo-fi vocals.
“There’s something weird when you’re writing songs that feel vaguely anthemic,” Harrigan says. “It has these lyrics that are vaguely a call to action but they’re not written in that way. They were written as a call to action for yourself.”
Co-founder Laura Larson agrees: “I think that’s a theme that is spread out throughout the entire album and pops up in all of our songs, almost unintentionally.”
With just 15 tracks, run through in under 30 minutes, 7 Hearts continues the take no s— party vibes that excelled on the band’s second full-length Pressure and elevates them with harder, nuanced messages about feminism and power..
Hear “Cannon” now.