Today, critically acclaimed gothic pop songstress Kailee Morgue returns with her new single, “Headcase,” featuring multi-talented artist, songwriter and director Hayley Kiyoko. Produced by CJ Baran [Panic! At the Disco, Carly Rae Jepsen, Melanie Martinez], this empowering queer pop power anthem features a sample of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?.” Written by Morgue and recorded alongside Baran, the song was inspired by Kailee’s struggles with her mental health and bipolar disorder.
LISTEN TO “HEADCASE” FEAT. HAYLEY KIYOKO HERE!
Of “Headcase,” Kailee says, “When I wrote this song, I knew I wanted a strong female artist like Hayley on the track to not only represent the LGBTQ community, but to help translate the idea of owning your issues.”
Hayley chimes in, saying, “I’m such a fan of Kailee’s music, and when she sent me ‘Headcase’ I really connected with the song right away. I was in a dark place of figuring out my own mental health at the time, and I related so much to the lyrics. That’s such a normal feeling, like you’re going crazy sometimes and can’t quite make sense of your emotions. It just felt like a perfect song for us to collaborate on.”
“Headcase” exclusive premiered with an interview between Kailee and Hayley on PAPER, who praises the track saying, “‘Headcase’ boomerangs from gentle, moody synths on the verses, to a glitchy, explosive chorus full of emo-tinged melodrama.”
The song follows the release of Kailee’s 2017 breakout single, “Medusa,” which catapulted her into an overnight success. After signing with Republic Records, she released her debut EP and a slew of critically acclaimed singles, including “F**k U,” “Do You Feel This Way” (feat. Whethan) and most recently “Siren.” “Headcase” sets the stage for Kailee’s upcoming project set for release this year.