The soundtrack to the cosy season is here! Curl up with Katie Kittermaster’s debut EP Coming Home at Dawn.
“Music is a really powerful outlet for my emotions,” says Kittermaster, the teenage singing sensation who balanced A-Levels and a blossoming music career for several years before the release of her debut EP, the delightful and cosy Coming Home at Dawn.
Kittermaster, who has already opened for household names such as Jools Holland and Olly Murs at the tender age of nineteen, is wise beyond her years as a songwriter who puts all the complex emotions of navigating the world of romance for the first time, into words for her audience. Currently on a tour of the UK and Europe with X-Factor graduate Lucy Spraggan, the young superstar will undoubtedly be gathering fans all over the continent with her astute lyrical know-how and onstage confidence beyond her years.
The EP opens with single ‘Sunday Afternoon’, a celebration of the type of relationship where “being in each other’s company is enough”. Here we can see Kittermaster’s talent for writing a truly beautiful song really come into play. She expresses this notion of simplistic joy in a gorgeous melody and perceptive lyrics, and listening to it, it’s hard to believe Kittermaster is only nineteen years old.
Wisdom beyond her years is certainly a theme which pervades the EP throughout, with Kittermaster’s lyrical know-how taking its rightful place at centre stage again and again. ‘T-Shirt’ is another highlight, having won the UK Songwriting Contest a few years previously and reminding us that music really is something that Katie Kittermaster was always supposed to do. Another track from the EP, ‘Kaleidoscope’, was written when Kittermaster was just fifteen.
From beginning to end, this EP announces Katie Kittermaster to the singer-songwriter world with understated confidence. It’s clear that songwriting was always an inherent talent, and that the last few years have been spent honing it until she was ready to release this wonderfully cosy EP, and begin what is sure to be an illustrious career.