“Talk” - Drea Rose x Katie Hargrove | Review

A groovy indie-pop track, “Talk” is a fun new take on pop that feels fresh and fun while still maintaining strong roots in sincere lyrics and storytelling.


“Talk” is a track about trying to just talk it out and make it work. Both Rose and Hargrove proudly identify as lesbian and women and wanted to release this track specifically today, on National Lesbian Day (October 8th). Releasing a song about a relationship is definitely a powerful move for any duo or collaboration because it brings the story to life in a more “real” way. The two bounce off of each other in this lovely light way that just makes you want to cheer on the relationship and hope they make it work.


On the track: “Talk” was the first song we wrote together and we thought it would be powerful, not only as two queer women singing about love but also as it’s a song that was written, recorded, and produced entirely by two women.”


Katie Hargrove is a writer/artist born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has performed alongside national acts such as Jason Lancaster of Mayday Parade & Go Radio, Aaron Carter, Glass Mansions, Austin Charles of Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Parr, The Kingston Trio, Michael Logen, and others. She has showcased across the US for the “No Country for New Nashville” Series at Acme Feed & Seed in Nashville, Tennessee, WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, Tennessee, Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, Missouri, the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC and many more.


Her self-titled debut EP was released in March 2017. It charted in the Top 100 on iTunes as well as reaching #4 on Amazon Music. The album was nominated for “Best R&B Album” by A2iM in June 2018, alongside Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Mavis Staples, Kelela and Jamilla Woods. Katie’s nomination was also featured in Billboard’s June 2018 Pride Issue. In addition to these accolades, Katie has been featured in Tagg Magazine, Voyage LA, Songfinch, Acme Radio Live, Girl Gang Music, WDVX and 96.7 WERA. She now resides in Los Angeles, California.


As a writer, she has penned several releases ranging from “Them” by FLAVIA to “Good” by Drea Rose to “Alright” by Yetep ft. RUNN and more. She also co-wrote two songs featured in Episode 5 of Season 3 of Vida on Starz (“Limpia Me Señor” and “Angel” by Angelica Garcia/Co-written with Avena Savage").



Review by Hannah Schneider


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