Today, Oklahoma-based singer/songwriter Ken Pomeroy has released her newest single, “Cicadas.”

The single is a darkly, ethereal folk song that showcases her poetic songwriting and pushes her mournful vocals to the forefront. The single was originally featured on the award winning show Reservation Dogs, and is now available everywhere for the first time.

For new listeners, “Cicadas” is a stunning introduction to Pomeroy. It shimmers with guitar picking — a skill that she honed in during her years as a session musician — while her vocals float seamlessly between intimate whispers and bell-ringing clarity.

Pomeroy says, “I wrote Cicadas just as I was about to turn 20. During that time, I had a lot of really huge changes going on in my life as well as realizing I wasn’t sure about the person I was. I learned a lot about myself while writing this song and it translates; I wrote with a very blunt tone towards myself. A few months after we finished the song in the studio, Sterlin Harjo reached out to me asking if I had any music I was working on that I could send to him. He ended up using two unreleased songs including Cicadas in season 3 of Reservation Dogs; which garnered a whole new fan base of people who are to this day flooding my messages and emails asking about the song.”

Listen to “Cicadas” below.

“Cicadas” follows previous single, “Pareidolia,” which was also featured on Reservation Dogs. Watch the hauntingly playful music video here. Her debut album Christmas Lights In April was released in 2021.

Pomeroy is a thrilling and fresh new voice in the folk and songwriting scene, whose honest lyrics and raw storytelling have already captured fans from Reservation Dogs showrunner Sterlin Harjo to musician John Moreland. Born and raised outside of Oklahoma City, Pomeroy’s stories touch on her Native American heritage and somewhat painful, personal past. Her musicianship was honed at a young age, cutting her teeth on the road at age 14, moonlighting as a session musician, and playing shows at her Dad’s hot-rod garage turned listening room in OKC.

Now based in Tulsa, Pomeroy is swiftly rising as an artist to keep an eye on, from a prolific regional music scene. Pomeroy will also be performing at SXSW this year, as part of a lineup of Oklahoma-based musicians.

Tour dates:

w/ John Moreland
5/7 – Washington, DC @ Miracle Theatre
5/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ardmore
5/10 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon’s
5/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Made
5/30 – Spring Green, WI @ Shitty Barn
5/31 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE
6/1 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE
6/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural
6/4 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre
6/5 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
6/7 – Madison, IN @ Red Bicycle Hall
6/8 – Glasgow, KY @ The Grove