Acting virtuoso Kate Hudson has made her musical debut with the release of a new single entitled “Talk About Love.” The artist cited Pearl Jam, Madonna, and Sheryl Crow as chief influences, and remarked that it was only a matter of time before she would release music under her own name.
“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.”
That song is “Talk About Love,” a rock/pop number 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!”
Independently recorded and realized, Hudson worked with producer Johan Carlsson and Fujikawa to create a sound that is both fresh and somehow familiar. With a deep love of music that extends back before her acting career began, the woman who brought the ultimate rock muse Penny Lane to life in Cameron Crowe’s Academy Award-winning Almost Famous wanted to wait for the time and music to be right.