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"I wrote 'Safe' with Mallary Hope, one of my favorite singer-songwriters in town, and she actually sang on the track, as well," Katie tells The Boot. "It's the last song on the album, and we wanted the last track to be that song because, stripped down, it's really about the vocal and about being in that moment. It's the most tender moment on the album. It's about being with someone who makes you feel safe. That's the best feeling, that when you're beside that person, nothing can harm you."
Listen to a Clip of "Safe"
Katie co-wrote all 14 songs on the new album, which will hit stores Tuesday, Jan. 15. "It's always been a goal of mine to write an album where I was a part of every song," explains the 21-year-old star. "I listened to outside material and it was great, but it didn't specifically fit what I was going for. So since I didn't hear anything that fit what was going on in my mind, I thought, 'Well, I might as well write it!'"
Come back to The Boot next week for more of our interview with Katie!