Gina wrote and sings Alley Cat about an encounter with a feline friend who draws her attention, and delivers some affection, but who is ultimately certain to be bad news. Set to a Celtic-flavored melody, the tune takes the listener on a short, sweet trip through this wildcat rendezvous.
But while the lyrics stick with the allegory of the puss on the porch, Gina says it contains a deeper truth about many influences that might come into your life.
“Alley Cat is for anyone who has been charmed completely and unexpectedly — whether it be by a stray kitty, or any other free spirit.”
Furtado is on banjo, with her sister, Malia, on fiddle, Drew Matulich on guitar, and Max Johnson on bass.