Kalie Shorr Previews New EP With Autobiographical ‘Love Child’

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kalie-love - Credit: Catherine Powell*
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Nashville singer-songwriter Kalie Shorr will release her new EP I Got Here by Accident on August 13th. On Thursday, she released a new song from the Butch Walker-produced project in the form of the grungy, autobiographical “Love Child.”

Built around a melodic, lightly distorted guitar riff, “Love Child” tells Shorr’s story from before she was born. “Daddy came here on a boat/Momma came here on a plane/I got here by accident/But God doesn’t make mistakes,” she sings in the opening lines, referencing the title of her album along with her immigrant parentage before exploding into full-throated choruses. In addition to her biography, Shorr references musical points in time, from Woodstock to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, and finally, to the Nineties reign of Nirvana.

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The new EP is Shorr’s first collaboration with Walker, who’s worked with Taylor Swift, P!nk, and more along with issuing his solo recordings. I Got Here by Accident also includes the previously released single “Amy,” an acerbic kiss-off to an interloper.

Shorr has been active in recent years, releasing a series of EPs and championing the artist collective Song Suffragettes. Her debut full-length album Open Book was released in 2019.

I Got Here by Accident track list:

  1. “Amy”

  2. “I Heard You Got a Girl”

  3. “I Hate The Way This Feels”

  4. “Love Child”

  5. “Alibi”

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