Song of the Week | Kate Teague - Gilly

Song of the Week | Kate Teague - Gilly

Photo Credit: Graham Hamaker

The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight shines brightly on the beautiful new single, “Gilly,” from Mobile, Alabama native/Oxford, Mississippi, based musician Kate Teague’s upcoming debut solo record, due out in 2019. Teague became well known for her songwriting prowess as the frontwoman for the Oxford indie band Reels after the release of the their self-tilted debut EP in 2015.

“Gilly” takes on the difficulty of comforting a loved one during a difficult time while being far away from the person you want just want to hug. When asked on the subject matter of the deeply personal song she said “My sister was going through a difficult time and it hurt me that I couldn’t be there for her since we live far apart. Most of our calls consisted of me listening to her because I didn’t want to upset her by giving her unsolicited advice. Writing this was the best way I knew to make sense of both of our feelings at the time.”

The song is a beautiful gift given to mend a broken heart. When a songwriter reaches down deep to find the words, and shares those words with the world, the outcome is always incredible.

Tour Dates (with Julie Odell):
10/3 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
10/4 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
10/6 – Nashville, TN @ Fond Object
10/7 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Witch House
10/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Lodge
10/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ House Show
10/12 – Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
10/13 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
10/14 – Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
10/16 – Memphis, TN @ Lamplighter