It's Our time - Single Release
Kit Vale is the solo project of Toronto-based singer/songwriter Jen Simpson. Inspired by a diverse mix of musical tastes ranging from post-punk to doo-wop, to hip hop and rock, Vale combines elements of these influences, culminating in a melodic synthesis of sound filtered through her distinct gothic, garage-glam style.
It’s Our Time is Vale’s first single, produced by Rob Sanzo and Matt Glover and released through new Toronto indie label Riot!Riot!Records. The inspiration for It’s Our Time initially stemmed from Simpson’s own experiences with prolonged abuse. She decided to mine these moments and connect them to larger systemic societal issues of sexism, bigotry, and violence. Tuning into the emotional turmoil currently occurring on a global scale, this song allows Simpson to share her experiences, while also encouraging others to keep going in the face of adversity and to remind them of their ability to enact change.
Combining the energy of Pet Shop Boys-esque synth lines and the phraseology of hip hop, It’s Our Time is a tongue-in-cheek, modern anthem that embodies discontent, rebellion, and, ultimately, hope.
“We are at a precipice. An obvious turning point. This song is a rejection of sustained abuse on an individual, a national, and a global scale.”