As frontwoman of the critically acclaimed New York-based group San Fermin, Charlene Kaye has played network television, major festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and many sold-out shows. Last year Charlene released her debut solo EP ‘Honey’ as KAYE -- a five-song introduction to the next phase in her evolution as a songwriter and powerhouse singer.
Her new single, “Cheshire Kitten,” signals KAYE’s first work since the 2016 release of her critically lauded EP Honey, which gathered praise from NPR, Billboard, AV Club, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum and Nylon. The song explores the idea that there are masculine and feminine sides within all of us, and how embracing both is vital to being whole. She told Popcrush, “Women in the entertainment industry are often put in boxes and there’s an urge from the media to categorize us as only one thing, so the song celebrates the fact that we are versatile creatures who can be lots of contradictory things at once. We can be technically capable AND sexual, aggressive and soft, breadwinners and maternal figures-and I wanted the song to reflect that.”
“Cheshire Kitten” will propel KAYE into the summer, with a new video coming in August and other unannounced surprises around the bend.