Relationships come in all kinds and contexts, but that doesn’t mean they don’t mostly hurt when they come to an end. So goes the theme in Toronto-based indie alt-pop singer/songwriter Little Coyote and her newest single, “Dig Up My Grave”.
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“It’s about four different breakups,” she explains of the track and its hauntingly beautiful video. “They all happened all at once in my life last summer.
“Although the nature of each breakup and relationship was different, I found a connective theme in each relationship: toxicity.
The track lands as a rhythmically-rich balm, soothing but forward-moving — much like the sentiment behind the songwriting. “‘Dig Up My Grave’ speaks to not only moving on from toxic relationships but of wanting more from the people in my life… People with whom I would not find a relationship grave and, if we were to get there, they would fight with me to bring us back.”
“Dig Up My Grave” is the Canadian indie artist Teagan Johnston’s latest, arriving on the heels of Spring 2019’s “Witness” — her poignant single touching on her life as a victim of domestic abuse, and its aftermath.
First on the scene with her debut album — 2017’s The Trouble with Teeth via EggHunt Records — Little Coyote quickly became known for weaving intricately dynamic songs through striking lyrical songwriting and detailed piano parts. “I attempt to explore human darkness and the fabric of dreams…”
With early career support from the likes of Noisey, Pop Matters, and then some, Little Coyote is fresh off a European tour, including a show at David Lynch’s private night club in Paris, Silencio.
She is currently completing her sophomore release and reclaiming the city, creativity and security within she calls home.
“Dig Up My Grave” is available now.