Earlier this month, the Scorpion starlet dropped “Stranger Than Fiction,” a Smith Carlson and Ryan Tedder-crafted, striding self-empowerment ballad. It’s a solid taste from her third studio effort — although, admittedly, the song does play more like a Tedder leftover than anything.
With no time to waste before the album’s September release date, Miss McPhee‘s just premiered the third song off of the upcoming LP (as a pre-ordering incentive) — a emotional, piano-led ballad called “Love Strikes.” Penned by Katharine alongside Rob Wells, Matthew Martson and Ginny Blackburn, the song relies solely on a soft piano melody and Katharine‘s capable, well-trained chops to carry out the emotion of the track.
“If love strikes once, and one time only/ All I’d have is broken dreams inside of me/ But my hands chase love when I’m surround you/ And what you see is all my colors scream/ Love is striking me,” she cries out. It’s a beautiful number that perfectly showcases her voice – What do you guys think?
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