The single featured as a ‘Special Delivery‘ for Annie Mac on Friday as well as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record‘ on Monday. The emotionally charged ballad opens with simple piano accompaniment before building euphorically to a bittersweet synth-laden track. Speaking with Zane, Katy commented:
“I got the idea from my friend – she was in tears on the phone. She didn’t know why she was crying, then she realised it was all these feeling that she tried to bury for months. She was just sitting at traffic lights and it just burst out. When she said that, I automatically knew how she felt about it. There comes a point where your body and mind can’t take it anymore and you need a release. I wanted to write songs with piano and chord structures rather than getting a beat from a producer. I wanted to start from scratch and this song allowed me to do that.”
Written with Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams/Miles Kane), ‘Crying For No Reason’ speaks to people on a personal level with its poignant lyrics:
“I never faced all the pain I caused/Now the pain is hitting me full force”
Katy B recently performed on the London eye as part of the Red Bull Revolutions in Sound, representing Rinse FM and was joined in the capsule by Skream and Artwork. You can catch Katy B on her forthcoming UK tour in March, with a London Koko gig set for March 26th.
‘Little Red’ is set for release February 3rd and is available to pre-order now.