“Western Witch Rock”: Nashville’s Kitty Coen Unleashes Her Inside ‘HELLCAT’ on Impassioned & Unapologetic Debut Album

“Western witch rock” artist Kitty Coen is unleashed on her daring, dynamic debut album ‘HELLCAT,’ an unfiltered and unapologetic assertion of feminine empowerment, self-determination, reclamation, and interior reckoning.
for followers of Kacey Musgraves, Lana Del Rey, Miley Cyrus, Stevie Nicks
“i’m afraid all boys are the identical” – Kitty Coen

This album reveals the development of a girl harnessing her anger and frustrations with the world and using them to create magic, love, and light-weight.

Okayitty Coen is singlehandedly redefining “cat scratch fever” – and this time, there isn’t a treatment.

The singer/songwriter’s debut album is a radiant, resounding assertion of feminine empowerment and unapologetic self-expression; a superbly daring assertion of id and intent, reckoning and reclamation. It’s Coen’s personal cathartic and aching coming-of-age, arriving 4 years right into a profession that’s seen the self-proclaimed “disco cowgirl” sharing her unfiltered and unabridged self each step of the way in which.

However this document is greater than Kitty Coen alone; it’s for each lady who was ever informed she was “too female” or “too butch,” “too fairly” or “not fairly sufficient”; for each artist who was informed they have been “too pop” or “not pop sufficient”; for each one who was ever criticized for simply being true to themselves. Coen is unleashed for herself and others on the impassioned and unrelenting HELLCAT, a “Western witch rock” fever dream that hits arduous and leaves a long-lasting mark.

HELLCAT - Kitty Coen
HELLCAT – Kitty Coen
Prepared set, don’t go
Say you’ll keep
I do know you gained’t
Chase you?
Received my very own present so hit the highway jack
For higher or for worse
So long as i get there first
Solar is setting, Higher go
Lets burn one for the highway
And i’ll comply with you to the middle of the solar
They informed me run child run
You gained’t make it that far
This dream will tear you aside…
So why even begin?
– “middle of the solar,” Kitty Coen

Independently launched April 30, 2024, HELLCAT is a soundtrack to letting your interior mild shine. Intimate, intense, and all-consuming Kitty Coen’s sonically and emotionally charged debut album arrives three years after her debut EP Disco Cowgirl first launched audiences to her dusty, gritty various pop-rock sound. Impressed by spaghetti Westerns (Quentin Tarantino is a private hero) and guided by her personal interior compass, Coen is that particular form of singular artist who lives uncompromisingly by her personal code, and nobody else’s. Born in Missouri and raised in Texas, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter erupts with fireplace and fury all through HELLCAT‘s eleven in-your-face tracks, bending genres ’til they break whereas embracing the qualities that make her such a drive of reckoning.

Kitty Coen © Aidan Higginbottom
Kitty Coen © Aidan Higginbottom

“I learn rather a lot, and prior to now 12 months I’ve had a hyper fixation on the historical past of witches and witch hunts,” Coen tells Atwood Journal. “At one time the phrase ‘witch’ was not detrimental, however was utilized to ladies who labored in holistic medication to heal folks of sickness. By time, the church detested these ladies as a result of it argued with divine greatness and in the end went in opposition to the church. They started searching and killing any lady that match this ‘description,’ consisting of any lady who appeared educated, engaging, tempting, or dominant in any method. We’ve been preventing this stigma since.”

The album’s title is pulled immediately from this concept; a “hellcat” is:

  1. a bad-tempered, spiteful, lady; a witch
  2. a girl with magic powers derived from evil sources

“By my journey with music, I’ve been known as all of the issues that outline what a ‘hellcat’ is, however I don’t consider that this needs to be detrimental any longer,” Coen affirms. “I need to reclaim what it means to be a ‘witch’ or a ‘bitch’ if you’ll, and I consider that this album reveals the development of a girl harnessing her anger and frustrations with the world and using them to create magic, love, and light-weight.”

Coen candidly calls her album “Western witch rock,” an outline that hits at each her sound in addition to her songwriting.

From finish to finish, HELLCAT is as irresistible as it’s exhilarating: The intimate, self-empowered “middle of the solar” sees Coen come out of the gates swinging – with driving beats, sweaty guitars, and a dedication to “carry on trying up” setting the tone for what’s to come back all through the following 34-minute journey.

Additional highlights embrace the white-hot, feverish “dangerous dangerous liar,” the ‘darkish pop fairy core’ anthem “i’m afraid all boys are the identical,” the gently glistening reverie “el paso,” and the invigorating, hovering indie pop jam “rotten tomatoes” – a spirited, infectious anthem that sees Coen lastly getting her long-awaited candy launch. “Don’t watch for love or it’ll cross by you,” she tells herself and everybody who wants to listen to it. “Don’t wait to do the proper factor its all the time the proper time.”

In the meantime, Coen says her favourite tune is the two-minute lengthy “watermoon 222 (interlude),” a observe she made together with her entire coronary heart:

I sacrifice myself and drink your holy blood
I’ll take the ending and crumple it proper up
I’ll drive a future with a shitty hand
So long as i don’t must see the tip
They are saying grin and bear it however i’ve executed all that earlier than
i’m uninterested in smoking a lot weed I really feel like dying on the ground
and it’s no excuse, it’s all my fault however it the perfect that i can provide
I’ve been operating since I can keep in mind
I discovered freedom at the back of a jack up cadillac
You didn’t wanna hear it so I stored singing that
I’ll discuss my smack, I’ll smoke my hash
I’ll get my repair, I’ll spin it
Simply know within the morning, I all the time remorse it…
Simply know within the mourning…
Simply know within the morning, I all the time remorse it…
Kitty Coen © Maurice Porter
Kitty Coen © Maurice Porter

Coen hopes her album is usually a ray of sunshine, love, and empowerment in listeners’ lives.

“I consider we’re seeing a paradigm shift in ladies’s place on the earth and the way society views sturdy, opinionated, and self-sufficient ladies,” she smiles. Certainly, that is Coen’s second, and he or she’s letting her interior mild shine.

There’s a brand new cat scratch fever on the town, and it’s right here to set the document straight for girls in all places. Expertise the total document by way of our beneath stream, and peek inside Kitty Coen’s HELLCAT with Atwood Journal as she goes track-by-track by means of the music and lyrics of her debut album!

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That is certainly one of my oldest songs so far and the primary tune I ever carried out dwell. This observe is about following your goals and instinct it doesn’t matter what others let you know, even when it means flying a little bit too near the solar. Impressed by the guide The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.


Dangerous dangerous liar is a few relationship I had with an older man initially of my profession. He would promise issues like cash and connections to make me really feel like he was going to assist me additional my profession. Come to search out out it was all a lie, and he was nothing greater than an power vampire and sees ladies as lower than as soon as they attain the age of 25. Impressed by alt-J’s tune “Fitzpleasure.”


This observe was written someday once I was feeling notably offended about how likes and follows are immediately equated to success in immediately’s trade and the way when you don’t comply with tendencies or stay digestible to the plenty, you aren’t accepted. This was impressed by fixed being informed by means of the years my music was not pop sufficient, not rock sufficient or not nation sufficient to be thought of in any of these classes.


“Black Nails” was initially written by my longtime buddy Quentin Arispe from the previous lives. They confirmed me it again in 2021 and it was initially going to be on the previous lives album however ended up not becoming so that they let me put it on my document. I’ve all the time wished a tune with the previous lives so what higher method than to have them on an unique PL observe? It’s a dangerous bitch anthem and essentially the most dance pushed observe on the document. Impressed by being a cuntry queen!


“IAABATS” is a darkish pop fairy core anthem about being uninterested in f*** boys. I initially wrote this as a rustic tune on acoustic guitar however over time it developed into this badass bass tune that the bi-sexual goth gals went loopy over. The visuals for it are impressed by classic romance novels and the fungi outfit by Willow Tablet from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.


I considerably examine astrology and as an Aries lady with a Most cancers moon, I’m typically torn between standing my floor/being headstrong and being very delicate, emotional, and by no means forgetting or getting over issues that most individuals transfer on from in a pair weeks. This interlude reveals the transition I had when penning this album. I noticed myself go from this angsty dangerous woman who had cut up personalities to a younger lady leaning into her softness and divine female power. In the end realizing you don’t have to be one or the opposite, however you might be every part, abruptly.


A western influenced folks/alt-country tune that remembers being in love with somebody that battled habit. This tune took so lengthy for me to put in writing as a result of each phrase written is true to an expertise I went by means of. A real “don’t fall in love with cowboys” anthem. Impressed by Kacey Musgraves, Noah Cyrus, and all of the emo nation queens.
Lyrics: cadillac / el paso


This tune is a narrative of how a younger misplaced woman had a dance with the satan one fateful evening and by some means made it out alive. He doubted her expertise, however little did he know she had already been to hell at the back of a jacked-up Cadillac. Impressed by films from the director Quentin Tarantino (Quentin, when you see this, please place certainly one of my songs to your movies that’s actually what I think about them in when I’m recording)!


“All the pieces’s a Mess” is a tragic ‘90s grunge tune that finally ends up being an influence ballad by the tip of it. Fairly actually having the sound waves match what it seems like to drag your self out of melancholy. As somebody who has delt with psychological sickness and suicide intently, this tune is an important to me on the album as a result of it was my medication at a really darkish time in my life. Impressed by Nirvana and certainly one of my greatest heroes, Kurt Cobain.


That is in a method the decision of this venture. By all the anger, mourning, love, and loss, we discover a solution to protect and stick with it to see one other day. An indie rock/pop tune that serves as a reminder to myself and anybody listening that it’s by no means the “proper time” you will need to love when you’ve got the possibility and to be the love you need to see on the earth. Impressed by my favourite band, The Treatment.


Though I initially deliberate to finish the album with rotten tomatoes, I felt that yellow mild belonged on HELLCAT as a result of by means of all of those feelings and themes this tune is one I stored and wrote in secret. it’s a relocation of my first queer relationship and the final word discovery of my sexuality. The glittery and comfortable power of this tune lends itself to my subsequent document that I shall be recording in fall of 2024.

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