During the interview with Pierre Gutiérrez of Rock Talks, Kittie’s lead vocalist Morgan Lander opened up about why Kittie stays away from the music industry for a long while.
Kittie is a Canadian heavy metal band whose history dates back to 1996. The band formed after Fallon Bowman and Mercedes Lander met in gym class. Later, Morgan Lander Tanya Candler joined them, and they released their debut album ‘Spit.’ Their first album was certified gold and sold at least 600,000 copies. Kitties released 6 albums in total and the last album, ‘I’ve Failed You’ was released ten years ago.
Even though Kittie has an unforgettable past in music history, they choose to stay inactive for a while. During this time of absence, Morgan Lander concentrated on a marketing job for a chain of fitness clubs, and Mercedes Lander worked in real estate and a software company. At the same time, the band created a career-spanning documentary, ‘Origins/Evolutions.’
During the interview, Morgan Lander mentioned that they are no longer a signed act. So if they were going to make new music, it would release independently. However, she stated that they would love to pay tribute to the things that they have done in the past, and they are looking for ways to reintroduce people to Kittie’s music.
Here is what Morgan Lander said about their future projects and what are they waiting for:
“As of right now, yes. Since the documentary was filmed and has been released, there have been some changes. We are no longer a signed act. So if we were going to make new music, it would be released independently. But we do still have a number of legacy-type projects that we are going to be releasing and working on for the future. We love to be able to pay tribute to the things that we’ve done in the past.
And I know that a lot of people are even just excited for re-releases of old stuff and whatnot. We’re always looking for ways to reintroduce people and whatnot. So we do have a couple of things coming down the pipeline. I can’t really give too many details yet, but there will be announcements and it will be awesome and it should be pretty fun. But no new music as of right now.”
Lander also said that they still have a number of legacy-type projects, and she assumes that certain people and collectors will be stoked about these upcoming projects.
Here is what Margon said when asked when Kittie fans can expect an announcement regarding said ‘legacy’ projects:
“I’m not quite sure, actually. It still sorts of in the development kind of stages, but it’s just a fun legacy project that I think that certain people and collectors will be stoked about.”
However, Margon Lander mentioned that it is hard to keep going as a band without beloved elder member Trish Doan, who passed away at age 31. However, as she stated they can continue on if someone gives a good offer. According to Lander, it is also essential to make sure that things are good and mind-blowing for the fans as well.
Here is what Margon explained about the reunition of Kittie:
“It’s kind of hard for us to continue on without Trish because it would feel kind of weird not to have her there. So there’s a lot of stuff going on with that. But you never know what might happen. If somebody decides that they wanna give us a good offer, and it works out for us, and it’s feasible for us and we’re able to do it, I don’t see why not. But at the same time, we wanna make sure that things are good for the fans as well.
We wanna make sure that the people that are coming to the show are getting a good experience, ’cause it might be the last time. We don’t wanna shortchange anybody and have a ‘lesser than’ experience if that makes sense we wanna make sure that everybody that comes to a show gets blown away. So we kind of have to outdo ourselves. But we’ll see what happens. You never know.”
You can watch the interview below.
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