We've always had to wait a while between songs from Kita Alexander but every time our patience has been well worth it. From 2015's Like You Want To to 2017's Hotel and last year's Between You & I, now Kita is back with a brand new song called Against The Water and it actually explains the struggle Kita has faced with releasing music.
Her husband, pro-surfer Owen Wright, suffered a traumatic brain injury back in 2015 and it meant that Kita was in a place where she had to realign her priorities. She tells The Fader, “Being there for Owen [in his time of need] was really important to me, because what is life if you don't know what's important to you? I was working as hard as I could on music whilst wanting to be at home with my partner, who just went through what he went through… it’s about priorities."
Against The Water is about that struggle, so it's a heartfelt, melodic, meaningful ballad that easily draws us in.
"I wrote this song really close to [Owen’s] injury, I didn't know how I was feeling until I just got into the studio and it came out. I was like, ‘Oh, this is where it's going.' And I actually did learn a lot about myself when I wrote it.”
It seems like Kita's well and truly back in the music game now though, with festival appearances coming up at The Drop Festival later this month - a pretty amazing combination of two huge aspects of her life, surfing and music.