Kate Miller-Heidke today releases her single and video for ‘You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore (ft. Jaguar Jonze)’ – lifted from the forthcoming Deluxe Edition of her Top 10 ARIA Album ‘Child In Reverse’ (in stores March 18)
A deeply personal song of survival and catharsis that dances on the grave of an abuser, ‘You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore’ originally featured as a synth-heavy version on the original release of ‘Child In Reverse’, Kate decided to re-work the track for the deluxe reissue of the album, and invited Jaguar Jonze – who had inspired Kate to write the song originally – to collaborate, reshaping the song into a duet layered with guitar.
“I had been talking with Jaguar Jonze about the abuse she suffered during her childhood. I started to think about an experience I had during my own childhood, and jotted down the title ‘You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore’. That day Tobias Kuhn brought in that circular minor synth hook that explodes into the beautiful release of a major one. It immediately worked for the title. We had an amazing day that day – everyone was so excited by the epic pre-chorus (possibly the best pre-chorus I’ve ever been involved in writing). I cried a bit. I had never written directly about this before, and it was cathartic.”