STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 28699-12828 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Simon Eden
Set to a simple piano backing come nine ballads of philosophical fragility from Bristol-based Kat. Focusing on subjects such as the precious life of a newborn child, the beauty of a friendship, and a grateful thanks for parents, the power of the songs can hardly be missed. Although the album artwork is stunning in its beauty, the strength of the lyrical content of the album should have ensured that the lyrics were included. But that's a minor gripe. Using a musical style reminiscent of Tori Amos, Kat's slightly harsh tones aren't quite as smooth as the simple beauty of her piano playing, however on the track "Behind Closed Doors" with a funky slow drum and a cosmic phased synth, Kat's voice and style fit brilliantly, turning a well written song into an anthem. This track begs for the rest of the songs to have similarly inventive arrangements and production. Whilst most of the arrangements are worthy of a jazz café performance, they lack dynamism. But look out for "Behind Closed Doors", it is worthy of mainstream airplay. This is Kat's debut release with all proceeds going to a charity called Gift Of Love in Guatemala.
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