Newcastle-based neo-soul act Kate Bond drops powerful track “We Just Want To Be Loved,” encapsulating the fight of women around the world. With intricate pop sensibilities fused into her refined neo-soul style, the impactful song is all about impunity in cases of violence against women.
Written post Sarah Everard and prior to the overturn of Roe vs Wade, the track carries a feeling that’s timeless yet contemporary, capturing a lifetime of fights that women everywhere have to unfortunately face even in 2022.
Led by powerful song writing wrapped by a heavy blues and R&B rhythms, the soundscape is stunning and intoxicating but the honesty with which Bond presents the message, is grounding in its passion to call for change.
Speaking of the track, she says,” It came from a place of anger but has turned into something really beautiful and special to me. Hopefully my message will resonate and hopefully spark even the smallest change in people's attitudes towards women’s issues.”
An established forerunner in the rise of neo-soul in recent years, Kate Bond has come to be defined by her feminist themes and vibrant sonics, providing a mouthpiece for all women everywhere through her reflective yet earworm musicality.