by Kira Metcalf

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Hoax is on a mission to unmask the snakes, gaslighters and power-abusers, strip them of their pedestals, and expose those who have for so long comfortably evaded accountability. What began as a rageful teenage breakup song has since morphed into a chorus of alarm bells, warning us not to buy in to the false narratives pushed by toxic individuals and repressive systems.


I’ll give it to you
You knew
You knew that you looked good
That’s about it
You were certain they’d never assume
Your candor was scripted since you fixed it with a little paint, mace, vain, and some duct tape

Your chameleon commitment to image had everyone buying
Everyone bites
But your heart turned to grey
It faded to grey it’s too late

I’ll give it to you
You knew to say you know nothing
That’s about it
Now look at you, what you’re doing
You’re selling the secret
How to fake it, get creative
Get in

Your vigorous commitment to vengeance had everyone buying
Everyone bites
But your heart turned to grey
And faded away it’s too late

Take a snake with some taste and a pretty face
He’ll think he’s a man
Chameleon from his soapbox preaching to fleeting fans
Reptilian doesn’t mean a word he says

Are you buying? Don’t bite.
Are you buying? Don’t bite.
Are you buying? Don’t bite.
Are you buying
Don’t bite
Don't bite

Oh what a joke
What a hoax


released April 1, 2021
Hoax was written, performed, and co-produced by Kira Metcalf with Tim Hutcheson on lead guitar, Gabriel Herter on bass, and Daniel Sadowski on drums and percussion. It then made its way to Brooklyn-based Wonderpark Studios, engineered and co-produced by Eva Lawitts, and mixed/mastered by Chris Krasnow.


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Kira Metcalf Brooklyn, New York

Musician/Writer Kira Metcalf crafts vivid emotional narratives with haunting melodies and delicate grit. Her latest single “Hoax,” is an ass-kicking bop that began as a breakup song but has since morphed into an anti-capitalist anthem. With new releases ever imminent, follow Kira wherever you get your social media (@kirametcalf) and on all streaming platforms. ... more

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