Multi-talented artist Kat Cunning released her fourth single of 2019, “For The Love,” this past Friday, and today premiered a video for the track via Billboard. Cunning crafts indie-pop anthems, blending pop, soul, and drawing from her study of dance as well as her time on stage. Produced by Martin Terefe and written by Kat and Justin Parker, “For the Love” is a testament that love is worth fighting for.
A personal journey about the people in Kat’s life who taught her to fight for love, “For The Love,” also speaks more broadly to what’s essential to all of us at our core – the need and right to love. In times of division and strife, we must take a moment and acknowledge each other as we fight for love, the people we love, and the right to love who we choose.
On the track, Kat explains: When I sing “For The Love,” I feel connected to people of all kinds who make sacrifices for the sake of love. We all deserve the right to pursue it with others, ourselves, and in what we do. Whether you are gay, straight, gendered or not, any shade of the rainbow, old or young, I hope you can feel that this is your story, too. This song is dedicated to my mom Chris, in memory of her partner Joan who passed away June 2011, the day gay marriage became legal in New York City. Go listen on repeat, happy cry, and most importantly, dance in all the might of your beautiful bodies to “FOR THE LOVE.”
Named “One to Watch” by BBC tastemaker Annie Mac, Kat is currently starring in the HBO drama “The Deuce” with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, playing Christina Fuego and is currently filming the second season of the NETFLIX YA show “TRINKETS.” Cunning has toured in support of the recording artist LP on her sold-out North American tour, performed on Broadway in ‘Dangerous Liaisons,’ Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Paramour,’ NYC’s Sleep No More, and was the featured performer in Refinery29’s sold out 29Rooms exhibit with famed artist Juno Calypso.