Are You F*cking Kidding Me? - Kate Miller-Heidke / Song-a-Day, 7/27/17

Don't make the opera singer angry. You won't like her when she's angry.

I first learned of the wonderful Kate Miller-Heidke back in 2012 when I saw her open for the recently reunited Ben Folds Five in Central Park. She and her guitarist husband rocked the Summerstage with wit and talent to spare. The climax of her set, of course, was this little song nicknamed "The Facebook Song." But of course, I think we all prefer "Are You F*cking Kidding Me?" 

Miller-Heidke is a classically trained vocalist from Brisbane, Australia, but she's best known as an alternative pop artist specializing in quirky, clever and sometimes heart wrenching arrangements such as "The Last Day On Earth" or "Caught In The Crowd." Most of her success has been outside the U.S. but she absolutely deserves some American success for her brilliant songwriting and unbelievable voice. I hope this delightfully pissed off tune intrigues you enough to dive deeper into Kate's catalogue.