A few months ago, we introduced Cat Turner and her single “Waster”. Drawing influences from artists of ambient pop like David Bowie and Tove Lo, Turner has developed her own unique style of music called “Goth Pop” by combining seductive music with her raw vocals.
She has honed her sound since starting to produce just over a year ago. In this short time, support has come from the tastemakers like Hot Press and Clash Music, and live performances have included Electric Picnic and support slots with fellow Irish ones-to-watch Pillow Queens. Her debut EP ‘Contrast’ also saw national airplay, and drew comparisons to artists such as Grimes and Tove Lo.
Today, Cat Turner is releasing her new single. Titled “Easier”, the song exhibits a love-drunk atmosphere as it follows a couple through the ups and downs in their relationship. We are taken from moments of loving affection to full-blown fights, break-up arguments to make-up sex.
In terms of musicality, one can sense confusion and struggle in the single. The sound is experimentative as it seems like the vocals have been placed on the barbed wire, creating an extremely dark backdrop for the single. “Easier” neither offers a positive solution nor does it offer any kind of condolence to the listener. Instead, the song narrates one’s honest experience as a lover without any conclusion. It is the story for anyone and everyone.
The subject of falling in love is a confusing one to write about and there is a real sense of honesty with Cat’s lyrics.They is nuanced and exciting, bold but shy, autobiographical and universal; managing to transform the artist’s own story into everyone else’s.
With every passing single, Turner is showcasing a new aspect of her “dark pop”. We loved the track. What about you? Share your thoughts via tweet @CelebMix.