Kate Magdalena Revives Sinead O'Connor's Timely Anthem, "Take Me To Church"

San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and recording artist Kate Magdalena releases “Take Me to Church,” available now! This song is a powerful call for a radical change in direction from hopelessness to a life filled with meaning and grace. 

"Yeah take me to church, I done so many bad things that hurt, O Take me to church, but not the ones that hurt, ‘cause that ain’t the truth, and that’s not what it’s for."

Listen to "Take Me To Church" HERE.

Kate says of "Take Me To Church," "I fell in love with the song and hope it speaks to your heart like it did mine." Written by Sinead O'Connor, Graham Kearns and John Charles Reynolds, and now newly recorded by GRAMMY-nominated producer, Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, WhiteHeart, Clay Aiken, and The Newsboys), "Take Me To Church" is the first track from Kate's upcoming project that is set to release later this year. Some of Nashville’s finest musicians played on the album, including Jared Kneale (Ben Rector and Kasey Musgraves), Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers and Sheryl Crow), Byron House (Robert Plant and The Band of Joy) and Danny Dugmore (Stevie Nicks and Linda Ronstadt).

Watch "Take Me To Church" behind-the-scenes with Kate Magdalena HERE.

For Kate, singing is a way to bring what is inside, outside. It is to make the invisible audible. "It can change minds and soften hearts. I believe that music is part of every cell of the human body; and that we can use music to reach others in ways words cannot.” Kate has an ability to move her listeners with her voice, to bring pleasure and joy. Her songwriting began through her poetry writing, and by setting a few poems to music by great poets like W.B. Yeats and Robert Frost, and then in discovering a love of writing which came from her own heart. She has always been a singer, but it is only now that she is putting her music first professionally, after a career as a teacher and chaplain.

Kate was raised in an era in which people looked to the arts and music to inspire social activism. Like Dylan’s great songs, Kate's music addresses some of the pressing issues of our own day. She hopes that in pursuing her own dream later in life, that she might inspire others to follow their dreams. 

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