It was always only a matter of time for Kate Hudson. There had always been songs written and sung, tours joined up with, and moments of pouring her soul into melodies and lyrics for her own reasons. It was always only a matter of when for the girl who came of age in the California canyons as Pearl Jam, Madonna and Sheryl Crow were leaving their mark on a generation of young people to share her own music with the world.
“It’s like the shadow self,” she explains, “those things you don’t see, but are always with you and a part of you. I have always had a room for my piano ever since I began living on my own. I’ve been caught up writing and witnessing life in songs since I was a child. But it always comes down to the moment, and the ability to make sure you can be there for the music. Finally, for me, that time is now.”
And that song is ‘Talk About Love,’ a whirling euphoria of rock/pop voltage that reaches into the void to claim the tenderest, juicy spaces in the name of not just love, but connection at the deepest possible level. Written with Linda Perry and musician/songwriter Danny Fujikawa, ‘Talk About Love’ delivers a truth about how to seek what you dream over gleaming columns of synth, guitars and a rhythm track that keeps listeners engaged and moving.
“You only have one first single,” she explains, “and I wanted it to be something delicious and sexy and all the things that I believe in. I wanted it to be open and seeking, searching to find something powerful. But I also wanted the music to be the rock, the pop, the dance music and even a bit of the alternative records I love. It was a lot to put into one song, but thankfully, I had some wonderful people working with me. And so, here we are!”