With her raw, emotional and razor sharp lyrics, Leah Kate is resonating with millions of music lovers online and is most certainly an artist to watch. She joined the Tangorra Takeover and 106.1 BLI to talk all about her smash hit, “10 Things I Hate About You.”
“It came about because I was not over this one guy and I was just sick of being sad.” Leah explained she tends to only remember the good parts of a relationship, but found it therapeutic to list off all the bad things about her ex so she could get over him.
“It started as a list of like 100 things I hated about him and then I was like, ‘this is kind of a fire song idea’ and then ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ was very shortly a song after that!”
The 26 year old singer found herself in a position many artists find themselves in today; writing a great song, but trying to figure out the best way to promote it to an online audience. Leah Kate found great success on the social media platform, TikTok and admits the rapid virality changed her life.
“When I first discovered TikTok I was like ‘ugh, not another platform to have to learn’”. Leah admits at first she wasn’t great, but during the pandemic she got the hang of it. “I posted ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ and five minutes later, it had two million views. I was like...’okay. I have to drop this next week. I just put out a song the week before’ and I was like... ‘change of plans, everyone!’ I called my team and told them ‘we are releasing a new song, everyone’. It (TikTok) can definitely change your life.”
Listen to the full interview with Leah Kate and host, Nick Tangorra below:
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