Katie Kittermaster articulates the melancholy of young adulthood with a unique warmth, wit and clarity.
Opening for the likes of Jools Holland, Olly Murs and Ronan Keating and touring with Lucy Spraggan, and Boyzlife (Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy) over the course of the past two years has made it abundantly clear for Katie that crowds really homed in on her honest, conversational songs. As her words were sung back to her manifold, she was compelled to explore the potential of her music a little deeper.
All in all, in her new songs, Katie Kittermaster dares herself to ask the harder questions, albeit juxtaposing them with the immediacy of contemporary pop. This alliance helped expand her vocabulary to bright new levels. ‘The Problem’ marks this stylistic shift most cogently. “It was the night before I was flying to LA for a writing session and I was feeling the pressure of working with seasoned writers and hit makers.” Katie channelled all that nervous energy to pen ‘The Problem’. “I think I’ve become a worrier this year. With more pressure put on you or you put on yourself, you feel a responsibility to deliver. There are obviously things in everyone’s life that go wrong: friendships that fall apart, relationships that don’t turn out the way you wanted them to. "The Problem' is a reflection on these sorts of things that happen when you grow up; ‘What if I was the problem? What if this is all my fault?'"