On Catie Turner’s new track, “Mama,” the American Idol season 16 alum pays tribute to her own mother, and mothers everywhere. Arriving just in time for Mother’s Day, the sweet track honors the bond growing daughters have with their mothers, who they will always need, no matter how far they move away or how old they get. “Mama” arrives alongside an Alfredo Flores (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande) directed video.
“I write too many songs about men who break my heart, so my mom deserves a song because she is the one there through it all,” Catie said. “This is my Mother’s Day present to her and all the other incredible moms out there.”
“There’s no better feeling as a Mother than to feel appreciated,” Catie’s mother, Cathy, shared. “When Catie first played me this song on Mother’s Day in 2017, I was completely emotional. Now with her moving out to LA and becoming an adult, I want nothing more than to see her become the amazing independent woman she is and share this song with the other incredible Mom’s around the world.”
“Mama” marks the latest in a series of new singles from Catie, including the experimental pop earworm, “Hide & Seek.” The singer kicked off 2021 with the premiere of “Play God.” The tender track is now joined by an official performance video, streaming now at her YouTube channel. “One Day” arrived late last year, was joined by an official companion video.
Widely acclaimed for her potent, personal lyricism and soulful vocals, the multi-talented singer-songwriter recently relocated to Los Angeles where she is currently hard at work creating more new music, with additional releases slated throughout the year.
“I am staying true to myself,” Catie recently told Parade, “and, apparently, it’s working for me. Work hard and get used to the backlash, because you could be the most perfect person in the world, and you would still have people who find issues with that. So, you need to believe in yourself, know your talents and always follow your heart.”
Watch Catie Turner’s touching ‘Mama’ Music Video