Song of the Day | Cat Clyde | Running Water

Lately, we’ve been swooning over Cat Clyde’s old timey-blues sound. She dons such a soothing voice—so soothing that when she clenches her chords for angrier verses, it’s still softly alleviating.

From Clyde’s album “Ivory Castanets,” “Running Water” could be the soundtrack to many different situations. It could be the background music for a chase scene in movie; or it could be the perfect song to listen when you find yourself in a dusty pub, drinking a cold beer while watching an entertaining bar fight. It builds up excitement and puts different scenarios in your head because of the fast tempo, so much that it almost makes you dance and tap your boots on the hardwood floor. And we’re absolutely loving it.

Clyde, who’s from Montreal, is no stranger to the indie scene. Her more popular song, “Mama Said,” has hit 5 million plays on Spotify, and can be heard in WSL’s video edit of the world’s best female surfers trying out Kelly Slater’s artificial wave. The video is truly mesmerizing, and you can check it out here.

Listen to Running Water below:

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Camille Banzon is the music editor of The Violet Wave. After years of covering music festivals, concerts and reviewing albums, she decided to move to a tropical surf island, where she runs a hostel and lives off of coconuts, bikinis, and streaming. Her work on music writing can be seen in FHM Philippines, Pacifiqa, Coconuts Manila, 8list, and Amplify.ph. She likes groovy basslines, clean waves, and stinky cheese.

Got a song you want us to feature? E-mail Camille at camille@thevioletwave.com.

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