|LISTEN & SHARE: Kira Metcalf – “Hoax”
– Under the Radar
“Her dynamic vocals grab a hold of you and never let up.”
– Impose Magazine
“Kira’s ability to meditate on inner turmoil has made her a songwriter to be watched.”
– PopGun Presents
“A mixture of Liz Phair and PJ Harvey…songwriting like this is a breath of fresh air.”
– LeftBank Magazine
|Today, Brooklyn-based musician and writer Kira Metcalf shares her latest single “Hoax“ via Under the Radar.
“Hoax” is on a mission to unmask the snakes, gaslighters and power-abusers, strip them of their pedestals, and expose those who have for so long comfortably evaded accountability. A tongue-in-cheek alt rock anthem, Metcalf’s powerful vocals and witty lyrics propel the track forward with momentous energy, soaring above electric guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythm section. Unapologetic and gritty, what began as a rageful teenage breakup song has since morphed into a chorus of alarm bells, warning us not to buy in to the false narratives pushed by toxic individuals and repressive systems.
Metcalf says, “I wrote ‘Hoax’ about 8 years ago after a pretty terrible breakup. I wanted to channel all that pain and anger into something fun and empowering. ‘Hoax’ is really about finding your power after someone or something continuously and methodically tries to put you down.”
“Hoax” was written, performed, and co-produced by Kira Metcalf with Tim Hutcheson on lead guitar, Gabriel Herter on bass, and Daniel Sadowski on drums and percussion. It then made its way to Brooklyn-based Wonderpark Studios, engineered and co-produced by Eva Lawitts, and mixed/mastered by Chris Krasnow.
Alongside her new single, Metcalf has designed a line of merch to go with the release of “Hoax,” which you can check out here.
Musician/Writer Kira Metcalf crafts vivid emotional narratives with haunting melodies and delicate grit. Raised in the birthplace of suburban America (Long Island, NY) and currently living in Brooklyn, Kira first turned to writing as a therapeutic tool to explore the feelings we’re so often told to suppress. Her 2019 single “Cheap Kind,” is a driving, lamenting bop grappling with the familiar feeling of shame that arises when one inexorably loses everything. In 2019, Kira authored You and #MeToo, a zine exploring toxic masculinity and sexism in professional, creative, and intimate spaces. With new releases ever imminent, follow Kira wherever you get your social media (@kirametcalf) and on all streaming platforms.