Kat Von D is makin’ music…
The 39-year-old Mexio-born half-Argentine renowned tattoo artist, makeup mogul, shoe designer, animal rights activist and Reality TV personality has added another role to her resume: recording artist.
Kat Von D — who has been playing piano since she was a child — is releasing her debut album.
The 12-track Love Made Me Do It arrives on Augus 27 via KVD/Kartel Music Group, with first single “Exorcism” — a darkwave bop about love, loss and change — available now. (Listen to it here.)
Von D tells Billboard the project has been years in the making, and while she’s a fan of synthwave and bands like The Cure and Depeche Mode, she says her sound is different.
“I think we have managed to create our own sound, in our own way,” says Kat Von D.
Helping her craft that sound on Love Made Me Do It are collaborations with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters) and Danny Lohner (formerly of Nine Inch Nails), Bauhaus‘ Peter Murphy, Linda Perry, and more.
Von D shares that though she had originally hoped to release the album and to tour to support it sooner, the coronavirus pandemic led to a change of plans.
“We treated the lockdowns as an opportunity to stay focused on the album, our set list and stage design, and worked together every weekday from noon to 5,” she explains of hunkering down with her band — Gregg Foreman (synth 1), Sammi Doll (synth 2), Dave Parley (drums) and Brynn Route (contortionist) — in a cottage on her property during the global shutdowns.
Love Made Me Do It arrives on August 27.
Here’s the full tracklist:
- “Vanish Intro”
- “Fear You”
- “I Am Nothing”
- “Lost At Sea”
- “Easier Sung Than Said”
- “The Calling”