At the beginning of 2018, Kat Holland went to Los Angeles to record her new EP, Retrovision, in The Village Studios. Since then, she has put a 5-person band together. She also recently released her debut single, “The One.”
“The One” is dedicated to not just her five-year relationship, but the hardships and anxiety that she experienced when they encountered an unthinkable hurdle.
CelebMix talked with Holland about her single and what fans can expect from upcoming music.
“The One” is about dealing with a major hurdle in a relationship. What advice would you give to people who experience something like that?
I would say to anyone, that if you really care about who you are with, push through the hard times, no matter how hard they are. I promise there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and you both will come out stronger at the end of it.
Does songwriting help you feel better about obstacles and hard times in your life?
Most definitely. Songwriting has been my biggest therapy when it comes to going through hard times. It has helped me get through so much in life, and I will always continue to use it as an outlet for my anxiety.
How does it feel to have such a personal song as your debut release?
I will admit I was very nervous about releasing something so personal at first. With that being said, I think it is great because so many people can relate to it. That is one of my biggest goals. To create music that people can relate to.
Can fans expect more of that personal feeling on Retrovision?
My entire EP is very personal. It talks a lot about love, anxiety, pain, and longing. So yes, people can definitely expect a very personal touch to the rest of Retrovision.
What is a message you would want to send to your fans?
I think that the biggest message I would like to send to my fans is that love can conquer anything. No matter what obstacles you face, if it is true and it is strong, it will persevere. I also want my fans to know that they are not alone in anything that they may be feeling. Many people struggle with relationships, anxiety, depression, etc., and I hope that this music can be one of the outlets that they can turn to to help them overcome it.
Is there anything else you would like to add about the EP?
The support and response that I have gotten from my single has been so amazing. I am so excited to release the rest of my EP and for everyone to hear the different feel that all of these songs have. Personally, my favorite part about my EP is that not one of the songs sounds the same. I am boiling over with excitement and can’t wait to see what’s to come. Thank you to my friends, family, and all of my fans for all of the support you have given me so far. I am elated to be taking you on this musical journey with me!
Make sure to listen to Holland’s EP when it is released on March 22nd. “The One” is available everywhere now.
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