Invited

by Lindsay Kay

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The first single from Lindsay Kay's upcoming debut, full-length album.

"Invited" was written, produced, and arranged by Lindsay, and created by an entirely female team. Every role, from studio musicians to recording engineers to mastering to the artwork design, was filled by a woman. 

The song is an ode to the experiences women have at the hands of men each and every day. It speaks to their space, bodies, and time being demanded in ways both subtle and obvious, aggressive and veiled. But really, at its core, it is a song about consent. 

lyrics

Don’t press your lips
to the hollow of my throat
unless you’ve been invited
don’t rest your hand
in the curve of my back
unless you’ve been invited

Just because you want me
Doesn’t mean you can have me
No, you can’t have me

Don’t pull me close
and make me feel dirty
unless you’ve been invited
don’t kill my name
to call me your baby
unless you’ve been invited

Just because you adore me
Doesn’t mean that I love you
No, I don’t love you
No, look what you’ve put me through

Don’t stroke my hair
or breathe in its sweetness
unless you’ve been invited
don’t whisper yes
In my ear from behind me
unless you’ve been invited

you demand my time
you commandeer my space
but you can’t have the smile
withheld from my face

Don’t use your eyes
to devour my body
unless you’ve been invited
Don’t take this dress
off of my beautiful body
unless you’ve been invited

Don’t touch me I’m free, I’m free

credits

released February 13, 2018
Written and produced by Lindsay "Kay" Kupser

Vocals and acoustic guitar - Lindsay "Kay" Kupser
Upright bass - Brittany Karlson
Drums - Elizabeth Goodfellow
Electric guitar - Molly Miller
Piano and background vocals - Johanna Cranitch
Accordion - Cara Batema

Engineered and mixed by Lynne Earls
Mastered by Sarah Register
Recorded at Paramount Recording Studios and EMP Studios
Single artwork by Theresa Baxter

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