- 26 Aug 22
The Scottish singer-songwriter has been signed to Columbia Records after a snippet of her new single 'Complex' went viral on TikTok.
TikTok sensation Katie Gregson-MacLeod has released her highly-anticipated single 'Complex'.
The singer went viral on the social media platform when she posted the chorus of the track on August 4. Now amassing over one-million likes, countless musicians have posted covers or their own lyrical interpretations of 'Complex'. Among those celebrating the track are: Fletcher, Camilla Cabello, JP Saxe, Ben Platt, and Irish musician Elle Coves.
The track details the heartbreak of a saviour complex - thinking you need to 'save' the other person in your relationship, oftentimes hurting yourself in the process. The raw emotion exuding from this demo track bound with the intensely heart-breaking lyrics create a poignant masterpiece, dare I say even rawer than 'Driver's License'.
Lyrics like: "I'd die for just a promise you'd listen" and "the leading role that I thought I'd hold doesn't listen to me anymore" have stunned fans. The 21-year-old is shockingly vocally and lyrically mature, in addition to very clearly extremely talented.
The singer-songwriter has just been signed to Columbia Records after two years of self-releasing singles and playing gigs, while working as a barista.
This 'big break' track is beyond doubt only the very beginning for the Scottish singer, who has already gained over 200,000 followers on TikTok. Hot Press is exhilarated to see what comes next from Gregson-MacLeod.
Check out 'Complex' by Katie Gregson-MacLeod below.