Vancouver’s Vox Rea, formerly known as The Katherines, have shared “Dose Me Up,” their debut single under their new moniker.
The dark, dreamy new tune blends string arrangements, silky harmonies, and powerful vocal lines into a complex sonic landscape.
“We wrote ‘Dose Me Up’ on our grandmother’s piano at home in late October,” frontwoman Kate Kurdyak explains. “The nostalgia of being in our childhood home had a big influence on the song – it’s a bit of a lament. The word nostalgia actually comes from the Greek word nostos, which roughly translates into homecoming, and algos, or pain. Taken together, nostalgia roughly translates to the return of pain. The elusiveness and flavour of that nostalgia created the melancholy mood you hear in the song – a sort of reckoning with the relentless nature of time.”
Listen to “Dose Me Up” below.