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Premiere: London Artist Kate Stewart Kicks Love to the Curb in ‘Hate You’ Video

The R&B/pop artist, whose past collabs include Matoma and Oliver Heldens, will release her upcoming EP ‘You Had To Be There’ later this year

Anurag Tagat Feb 14, 2022

London-bred artist Kate Stewart. Photo: Daniel Mutton

London-bred R&B artist Kate Stewart performs on stage and gathers round her peers to show men who’s boss in the music video to her latest song “Hate You,” released via Sony Music and The Orchard.

Stewart, 27, who has been putting out music under the name KStewart and notched up appearances on tracks with producers like Oliver Heldens and Matoma, released her debut EP In the Beginning in 2018. She’s now ready with her next EP You Had To Be There and if “Hate You” is anything to go by, this will be all straight from the heart.

The first lines of “Hate You” see Stewart proclaim, “You used to take my breath away/Now I hate every breath you take.” The song is assisted by songwriter/producers Swagg R’Celious (whose past credits include works with H.E.R.), Jeff Gitelman aka Gitty (who’s worked with Anderson .Paak, Mac Miller and J. Cole) and Ronny Colson aka Flip (credited for songs by Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Usher and more).

Even the music video – which sees Stewart go from crooning on stage to facing down troublesome men in a speakeasy – brings in creative director Betsy Johnson (who recently worked on Kanye West’s DONDA) and is directed by Jack Bowden. Stewart channels a sense of female empowerment and camaraderie as she bands together her peers to walk out with their heads held high. She says in a statement, “As my first release off my upcoming album, I chose to release this powerful single as the reintroduction of Kate Stewart and to show the power we hold as women. Following a rough relationship, there are times where you may feel low, but this is a reminder that you are strong and that no man should be the reason for your downfall.”

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Watch the video for “Hate You” below.