Petal is the moniker of Philadelphia songwriter Kiley Lotz. Her personal pop-rock songs may seem lightweight, but don’t be fooled – they carry plenty of bite. Lotz has just announced that her new album will be called Magic Gone and she has shared this about it:
“Magic Gone is the physical and sonic representation of me fighting for my right not only to survive but live all while coming to terms with encroaching adulthood… I was a closeted queer person struggling with chronic mental health disorders; terrified that if I tried to deal with these two major issues in my life I would lose everyone and everything I loved. Coming out was the beginning of a long and continuing process of self-actualisation, of taking a hard look at myself and the problems I had and how I could fix them. This record is the result of being the most honest I have ever been in my life, and the constant battle of overcoming the thought that, ‘maybe if I were just someone else completely, everything would be better.’ Magic Gone is about letting go of the anger induced by all the paranoia, anxiety, guilt and pain, and embracing the magic of your own endurance and hoping for the best.”
You can get a taste of that newfound confidence and freedom by listening to the album’s opening track ‘Better Than You‘ below.
Petal’s Magic Gone comes out through Run For Cover on 15th June. You can follow her on the socials below.