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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // July 21, 2020
Los Angeles may be home to countless aspiring musicians, but it’s also where Leah Kate has made her mark. As someone who’s experienced unconditional love and major heartbreak, Kate shares her personal life to teach others about relationships and self love. Following two incredibly infectious singles earlier this year, Kate has unleashed her latest alluring effort, “Used to This.”
On “Used to This,” Leah Kate shared,
“‘Used to This’ is about a love interest that set a solid precedent for me, compared to the others that I’ve dated in the past. In a lot of my songs, and something that I think is common in songwriting about an ex or a relationship that is ending, the negatives and all the things that went (or could go) wrong get the spotlight. Even in the lead up to my ‘Used to This’ EP, my first single was all about how I was nervous jumping into something that was clearly a ‘Bad Idea’ and by the second single I’m saying let’s take the risk, see where it goes, and ‘Fuck Up The Friendship.’ With ‘Used to This,’ I’m trying to convey just what the title says, that I could get used to this feeling and getting treated right finally! I’ve had my fair share of toxic relationships – haven’t we all? – and when someone is finally good to you, it’s so refreshing and inspires you to be the best version of you too. I also wanted to keep up with the fun disco vibes – something that’s really taking center stage in pop right now – to get everything in a positive, groovy mood.”
Opening with the most refreshing bass lines, “Used to This” lays out a breezy soundscape that leads into Kate’s wholesome vocals. With Kate recognizing that she’s finally being treated the way she deserves, “Used to This” is an anthem for those of us who’ve been through horrible relationships to get to where we are now. The accompanying visual features vintage charm and a madly-in-love Kate rendezvousing with her lover with a romantic sunset fading in the distance.
“The video captures me in a moment of joy, as I finally find a man who treats me right. It’s set in a vintage 1960’s world, where I receive a love letter from my man inviting me to join him on the pacific coast. This was so fun filming, and we did it all safely during the pandemic. I produced this with one of my friends and the director Ari Nissenbaum. We all wore masks and put it together in about two days, it came out really awesome and is probably one of the best videos I have to date.”